The Washington Wizards selected Las Vegan Troy Brown Jr. with the 15th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Brown, a 6-foot-7-inch guard/forward, played one year at Oregon after starring at Centennial High School.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy is expected to go in the second round of Thursday’s NBA draft or not at all. Troy Brown Jr., who went to Centennial High School, is a probable first-round selection.
College basketball coaches expressed a wide array of opinions during last month’s visit to Las Vegas on changes they would like to see in the sport.
UNLV signed four basketball players for this year’s recruiting class. Coach Marvin Menzies also is working on putting together next year’s class.
UNLV’s football season opener at Southern California on Sept. 1 will be at 1 p.m. and televised on the Pac-12 Network.
UNLV’s baseball program improved its victory total by 15 over a year ago. But the Rebels are still searching for depth, and coach Stan Stolte said they are still two years from getting where he wants.
Terri Rupp isn’t letting being visually impaired deter her from training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on the Las Vegas Strip.
UNLV shot a team score of 13 over par on Sunday and finished at 27 over for the NCAA Championships and in 19th place. Shintaro Ban and Justin Kim made the individual field.
San Diego State broke open a one-run lead with five runs in the sixth inning to beat UNLV 14-5 on Saturday in the Mountain West baseball tournament championship game.
UNLV’s Shintaro Ban dropped out of the lead at the NCAA golf championships after shooting a 5-over 77 on Saturday. But the Rebels shot 4 over as a team and moved into contention to extend their tournament.
San Diego State’s Jordan Verdon delivered a one-out, bases-loaded sacrifice fly to score Jacob Maekawa for a 4-3 victory over UNLV in the 12th inning Friday of the Mountain West tournament.
The UNLV men’s golf team shot 9 over in Friday’s first round of the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Rebels failed to take advantage of Shintaro Ban’s 5-under 67.
UNLV lost an 8-1 lead to UNR in the first round of the Mountain West baseball tournament on Thursday, but scored five runs in the ninth inning to win 13-8. The Rebels advanced to the winners bracket and will face No. 2 San Diego State at 6 p.m. Friday.
The UNLV men’s golf team suffered a potentially staggering setback when All-American John Oda announced days from the season opener that he was turning pro. But the Rebels qualified for the NCAA Championships.
UNLV’s baseball team barely got into the Mountain West tournament. But the Rebels open with UNR, a team they beat two of three times in a series from May 11 to 13 in Las Vegas.