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Analysis: Joel Ntambwe could be playmaker for Runnin' Rebels

Steve Marcus

UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies calls out to players as they take on the San Jose State Spartans at the Thomas and Mack Center Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Analysis: Joel Ntambwe could be playmaker for Runnin' Rebels
Fri, Jul 20, 2018 (2 a.m.)
As recently as this spring, Joel Ntambwe was not a well-known name on the recruiting trail. Though the 6-foot-8 forward from Aspire Academy (Louisville, Ky.) was being courted by schools such as UCLA and Wichita State, there just wasn’t a lot of available information on Ntambwe, a native of the Congo who was was raised in Belgium. Rivals and ESPN rated him as a modest 3-star prospect, while Scout and 247Sports didn’t bother to ...
Miami Heat guard Ike Nwamu reaches on on New Orleans Pelicans guard Tony Carr during their NBA Summer League game Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Cox Pavilion.
After long wait, Ike Nwamu making most of summer-league opportunity
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Ike Nwamu scored 11.4 points per game as a senior at UNLV in 2015-16 while making a respectable 34.6 percent of his 3-pointers and producing athletic, highlight dunks on a regular basis. And at a chiseled 6-foot-5, he possessed the kind of body designed to ...
Former UNLV Rebel Brandon McCoy, now with the Milwaukee Bucks, waits to enter a game against the Detroit Pistons during the NBA summer league at Cox Pavilion Friday, July 6, 2018.
'Happy' with decision, Brandon McCoy makes pro debut at NBA summer league
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Brandon McCoy is a professional basketball player, and that’s all he has ever really wanted to be. The former UNLV star took the court as a pro for the first time on Friday at Cox Pavilion as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks’ summer league team, and while there is ...
The Phoenix Suns' Derrick Jones Jr. reacts during an NBA summer league game against the Sacramento Kings, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas players dot NBA Summer League rosters
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The NBA Summer League is populated by all kinds of players. There are rookie hotshots looking to show what they can do, young veterans who have been around the block trying to keep their foot in the door, and unheralded kids who are just trying to catch the eye of a team ...
UNLV President Len Jessup greets the crowd during a ceremony to unveil a new Rebels logo at the Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Former UNLV president Len Jessup still believes Power 5 move is 'inevitable'
Friday, June 29, 2018
During Len Jessup’s three-year tenure as UNLV president, he made it clear that athletic success was a key part of his vision for the university. One of his main goals was elevating the sports programs to the point that UNLV would be an attractive option for a Power 5 conference ...
UNLV Rebel's coach Marvin Menzies gestures to his players during a game against the Wyoming Cowboys at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Feb 10, 2018. WADE VANDERVORT
UNLV basketball announces nonconference schedule for 2018-19 season
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The UNLV basketball team won't have to worry about packing its bags very often next season. The Rebels' nonconference schedule for the 2018-19 season was ...
UNLV signee Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua.
Rebels have intriguing prospect in raw big man Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua
Thursday, June 28, 2018
When Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua signed with UNLV in the spring, it sent Rebels fans swarming to the internet ...
Earl Watson Elite's Josh Green (10) prepares to dunk the ball versus Expressions Elite during their Fab 48 AAU tournament game at Desert Oasis High School on Friday, July 28 2017.  As a UNLV recruit, Green is an Aussie native playing high school basketball in Arizona.
UNLV basketball recruiting is heating up for 2019, 2020
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
For Marvin Menzies, this summer could represent a turning point in his effort to rebuild UNLV basketball. Menzies and his staff have done a yeoman’s job on the recruiting trail in the two years since he was hired. Last summer he brought in top-level prospects like ...
UNLV men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies responds to a question in an open forum during an exclusive Las Vegas Sun Premium Subscriber event at UNLVs Mendenhall Center Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
UNLV hires Joe Esposito as men's basketball special assistant
Friday, June 22, 2018
UNLV announced another offseason addition to its men's basketball staff on Friday, when Joe Esposito was named special assistant to the head coach ...
UNLV's Brandon McCoy returns to the court after a timeout against UNR in the 2018 Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, March 8, 2018. McCoy left UNLV after one season.
Former Runnin' Rebel Brandon McCoy goes undrafted
NBA Draft:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Brandon McCoy came to UNLV with a plan to play one season of college basketball, then move on to the NBA. That one-and-done blueprint took a slight detour on Thursday, however, when the former Rebel did not hear his name called in the NBA Draft ...
Former UNLV basketball player Greg Anthony has his number retired at halftime of the UNLV/Dixie State exhibition game, Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006, in Las Vegas. Anthony was a member of the 1990 national championship team coached by Jerry Tarkanian.
Greg Anthony sees Golden Knights as ‘very comparable’ to UNLV in the 90s
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
As the Golden Knights’ inaugural NHL season progressed into a championship run, comparisons to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball teams of the early 1990s came naturally. ...
UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies calls out to players during a game against Air Force in the 2018 Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Mountain West releases basketball schedules for 2018-19
Monday, June 11, 2018
The Mountain West announced its men’s basketball schedules today, and UNLV will have some difficult hurdles to clear. The Rebels will play conference favorites UNR and ...
Jalen Hill of Clark High School is part of the Las Vegas Sun's Super Seven boys preseason all-city basketball team, Nov. 14, 2017.
Las Vegas basketball prospect Jalen Hill making a name for himself
Monday, June 11, 2018
Jalen Hill says he doesn’t mind flying under the radar, but he sure has a funny way of showing it. The 6-foot-6 Clark swingman has been underrated by recruiting services for years now, despite possessing the kind of athleticism and all-around game that should ...
UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois visits with Las Vegas Sun editorial staff to discuss her new role on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Desiree Reed-Francois navigates eventful first year as UNLV athletic director
Monday, June 4, 2018
When Desiree Reed-Francois took over as UNLV’s director of athletics on June 1 last year, she made it clear her top priority was to listen and learn. Reed-Francois wanted to take some time to ...
UNLV Rebels forward Brandon McCoy (44) drives to the basket during a game against the Air Force Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
UNLV's Brandon McCoy shows his skills in NBA Draft workout
rebels basketball:
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Brandon McCoy knew there would be more than 100 scouts, general managers and assorted league personnel in the gym when he worked out for NBA teams at Impact Sports in Las Vegas on Thursday. What he didn’t know was that the entire UNLV coaching staff would ...