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2020 recruit Jhaylon Martinez: UNLV basketball is 'top priority'

L.E. Baskow

UNLV players warm up on their newly-designed court as they face Prairie View A&M at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

2020 recruit Jhaylon Martinez: UNLV basketball is 'top priority'
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 (2 a.m.)
In the wake of getting his first commitment from the Class of 2020, it looks like UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger could be closing in on landing another prospect ...
UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois visits with Las Vegas Sun editorial staff to discuss her new role on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Q+A: UNLV's Desiree Reed-Francois on Otzelberger, Sanchez, apparel contract, power conference and more
Sunday, June 23, 2019
With Desiree-Reed Francois recently completing her second full year as UNLV’s athletic director, she sat down with the Sun for an exclusive interview about her performance, her new basketball coach, the status of her football coach, her vision for the future and more ...
T.J. Otzelberger, UNLV men's basketball coach, heads into the Thomas & Mack Center with UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois for a news conference Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Reed-Francois: T.J. Otzelberger hire was a year in the making
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
As Desiree Reed-Francois worked in her office on March 15, 2018, she found herself increasingly distracted by a first-round NCAA Tournament game that was on TV. One of the teams played with such verve that ...
Washington State Cougars forward Marvin Cannon (5) rejects a shot by Oregon Ducks guard Ehab Amin (4) during their Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament game Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Exploring UNLV's options for final open scholarship
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
week into summer workouts, the UNLV basketball team is operating a bit short-handed. Not only are the Rebels waiting on grad transfers Elijah Mitrou-Long and Vitaliy Shibel to finish their course work at Texas and Arizona State ...
Local recruit Nick Blake commits to UNLV
Local recruit Nick Blake commits to UNLV
Friday, June 14, 2019
T.J. Otzelberger has prioritized local recruiting in his first few months on the job, and that strategy paid off on Friday when Las Vegas native Nick Blake became the first ...
T.J. Otzelberger, UNLV's new men's basketball head coach pumps his fist during a news conference at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Busy recruiting week for UNLV with visits from Nick Blake, Jhaylon Martinez
Friday, June 14, 2019
This is shaping up to be a busy week on the recruiting front for UNLV, with two key prospects visiting campus as T.J. Otzelberger looks to lock down his first commitment from the Class of 2020 ...
UNLV basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger is shown with athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois, left, and UNLV President Marta Meana at a news conference at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Vegas pipeline: New UNLV basketball coach looks to the local prep scene to build program
Thursday, June 13, 2019
T.J. Otzelberger hasn’t coached a game at UNLV yet, but the hard work of building the program back into a contender began the the minute he accepted the job ...
Singer George Dare performs at the Las Vegas Great Santa Run in downtown Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Dare, who often performed at events that benefited Southern Nevadans with disabilities, died Sunday.
Remembering George Dare, who helped us all have ‘Runnin’ Rebel Fever’
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
You may have heard one of George Dare’s songs at a UNLV basketball game or during a middle-school assembly for the anti-drug D.A.R.E. program. Dare had a nearly four-decade career in Las Vegas, writing and performing songs for organizations like ...
South Dakota State  coach T.J. Otzelberger shouts to his team during the first half of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Salt Lake City.
UNLV basketball set to open summer workouts under Otzelberger
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Summer school is about to begin for the Runnin’ Rebels, as UNLV’s first team workout under new coach T.J. Otzelberger is set for Monday. The NCAA’s offseason calendar gives teams an eight-week window ...
Pyro shoots out of the basketball standards before the Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball tournament championship game between the Utah State Aggies and the San Diego State Aztecs Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas.
UNLV 2019-20 schedule set as Mountain West releases dates
Thursday, June 6, 2019
One day after UNLV announced its 2019-20 non-conference schedule, the Mountain West released its re-shuffled lineup of games for the upcoming season ...
T.J. Otzelberger, UNLV's new men's basketball head coach pumps his fist during a news conference at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, March 28, 2019.
UNLV announces improved basketball schedule for 2019-20
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
When UNLV announced its non-conference schedule last summer, the 2017-18 slate was revealed to be so weak that there was almost no need for the Rebels to play the regular season. With a ...
UNLV's Nick Blair (20) shoots baskets during the first basketball practice of the 2018-19 season at Mendenhall Center Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
For Nick Blair, finishing career at UNLV was easy an decision
Sunday, June 2, 2019
Convincing Nick Blair to stay at UNLV for his senior season was a relatively simple process. The Las Vegas native came to the table with one stipulation for new coach ...
Nike shoes are displayed in the Coach's Locker Room and Conference Center at UNLV's Mendenhall Center Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
What will next shoe deal mean for UNLV athletics?
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
After months of speculation, UNLV will announce its next sports apparel contract sometime in the next week. Shoe deals can be highly influential in the world of college athletics, and with multiple companies jostling for position, the dollar amounts seem to keep going up. What impact will the next apparel deal make on Rebels athletics? Also known informally as a “shoe deal,” an apparel contract gives ...
UNLV's Djordjije Sljivancanin takes a pass from a teammate while warming up for the season opener against South Alabama at the Thomas & Mack Center, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
Another open scholarship for UNLV as Djordjije Sljivancanin leaves team
Monday, May 27, 2019
Another roster spot has opened up for UNLV basketball, as head coach T.J. Otzelberger revealed that Djordjije Sljivancanin is stepping away from the team this season. Sljivancanin, who signed with the Rebels ...
UNLV Rebels guard Marvin Coleman (31) and San Jose State Spartans guard Noah Baumann (20) take off after a loose ball during their Mountain West Conference basketball game Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. UNLV won the game 94-56.
With sophomore Marvin Coleman now on scholarship, UNLV roster set
Thursday, May 23, 2019
After an eventful 10 weeks that saw the majority of the UNLV basketball roster test the transfer market, it appears as though the Rebels finally have a full roster — for now. From the time Marvin Menzies was fired on March 15, UNLV has had 16 players either enter ...