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Louis Bangai, Marvin Coleman joining UNLV hoops as walk-ons

Steve Marcus

UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies calls out to players during a game against UNR in the 2018 Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Louis Bangai, Marvin Coleman joining UNLV hoops as walk-ons
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 (2 a.m.)
College basketball coaches take different approaches to walk-on players. Some view walk-ons as practice bodies, with no purpose other than to play hard between game days and push the scholarship players to match their effort. Others see the walk-on route as ...
Noah Robotham, right, during the UNLV basketball Scarlet & Gray Showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.
Noah Robotham staying at UNLV as walk-on for final season
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
When UNLV signed four incoming freshmen for the 2018-19 season it led to something of a roster crunch, and senior point guard Noah Robotham appeared to be the odd man out. Head coach Marvin Menzies put issue that to rest, however, confirming this week that Robotham ...
Class of 2019 basketball prospect Charles Coleman (No. 32 in white) plays in the Las Vegas Fab 48 tournament at Bishop Gorman High School on July 27, 2018.
UNLV after soft-shooting 2019 big man Charles Coleman
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Marvin Menzies has coached a lot of excellent big men in his career, but he’s never had one quite like Class of 2019 prospect Charles Coleman. At 7-feet tall, Coleman provides a menacing presence on the defensive end, but on offense his best attribute is a soft 3-point shot ...
Jaden Hardy, center, and other the Las Vegas Prospects players change clothes to the side of the bleachers after winning a game against the Griffins during the Las Vegas Classic at Spring Valley High School Thursday, July 26, 2018.
Everyone is watching: A 10-hour journey with Las Vegas' top basketball recruits
Monday, July 30, 2018
The Las Vegas Prospects are one of the most prominent AAU teams in the country, headlined by a trio of highly-ranked recruits who draw large crowds of college coaches whenever they take the court. On Thursday, the Prospects played two games at the Bigfoot Hoops ...
Pyrotechnics explode during a pregame show before a UNLV game against the Air Force Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
UNLV basketball recruiting 'Baby LeBron' for 2019
Saturday, July 28, 2018
LeBron James never played college basketball, but could UNLV have a chance to land the next LeBron? That may be a stretch, but the Rebels do have a shot at Antavion Collum, a Top-100 prospect in the Class of 2019 who has listed UNLV among his final seven college ...
Fans fill the stands at Bishop Gorman High School to watch Vegas Elite play the Arkansas Wings during the Fab 48 Tournament on Wednesday, July 26 2017.
With pressure from NCAA, could this be the end of summer youth basketball in Las Vegas?
Friday, July 27, 2018
On Wednesday afternoon, Grant Rice was a whipping around the gym at Bishop Gorman, preparing the venue’s four basketball courts for the start of the ...
Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson testifyies before the House Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on the football Bowl Championship Series on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 1, 2009.
Television deals, league expansion among topics for Mountain West commish
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Mountain West Conference appears to be on the verge of big changes to its television contracts, football bowl affiliations and even its membership structure, and league commissioner Craig Thompson was questioned on those topics during his annual press conference ...
UNLV coach Marvin Menzies signals to his players against Utah during their MGM Main Event game at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.
UNLV's Menzies taking more tactical approach to recruiting
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
For Marvin Menzies, the 2019 recruiting class is all about working smarter, not harder. When Menzies took over as head coach of the UNLV basketball program in the summer of 2016, the Rebels were buried in a deep hole when it came to recruiting ...
UNLV basketball recruit Ethan Anderson.
Rebels get commitment from 2019 point guard Ethan Anderson
Sunday, July 22, 2018
UNLV received its first commitment from the Class of 2019 on Sunday afternoon, when point guard Ethan Anderson announced his intention to become a Runnin’ Rebel. The 6-foot-1 point guard from Fairfax (Calif.) tweeted his commitment ...
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
Friday, July 20, 2018
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 ...