A wing from Texas is transferring to UNLV, a person close to the program confirmed.
Sam Gordon was born and raised in Minneapolis and is back for his second stint with the Review-Journal. He’s covered the NFL, NBA, the Big Ten, the Mountain West and prep sports for various publications during his professional tenure. Gordon, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a basketball junkie who coached high school basketball for three seasons.
Bryce Hamilton on Thursday became the eighth Rebels’ player to enter the portal since the season concluded last month. The 6-foot-4-inch junior led UNLV in scoring the last two seasons.
Oklahoma forward Victor Iwuakor transfers to UNLV, gives Rebels three new players from Big 12, joining West Virginia’s Jordan McCabe and Texas’ Royce Hamm.
The unbeaten Rebels will play Illinois State on April 14 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska. They qualified as Mountain West champions.
“UNLV would destroy Gonzaga. It’s just not fair. … It was a totally different era,” says veteran basketball journalist and author Dan Wetzel.
Raiders safety Johnathan Abram wasn’t completely healthy entering his first NFL offseason. But he’s healthy now and focused on growth as he prepares for his second full NFL season.
Coming of an 0-6 first season, UNLV coach Marcus Arroyo is stressing discipline, toughness, fundamentals and consistency this spring.
David Jenkins Jr. on Monday became the seventh UNLV basketball player to enter the NCAA transfer portal. The junior guard averaged 14.8 points this season.
UNLV will begin spring football practice Tuesday for the first time under second-year coach Marcus Arroyo. The Rebels finished 0-6 last season.
Kevin Kruger brings a lifetime in basketball, a way with players, a fierce competitive instinct and a love of Las Vegas to UNLV and his first head coaching job.