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Stephen Zimmerman Commits To UNLV

Apr 17, 2015 12:30 AM

Stephen Zimmerman committed to UNLV as a member of the 2015 class on Thursday night, he announced via Twitter.

The 7-foot center is rated as the No. 10 prospect in the country by ESPN. He was selected as both a McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-American after playing locally at Bishop Gorman High School (NV). Zimmerman is considered the most skilled big man in the class due to his ability to compete inside or step out and knock down the open jumper.

UNLV beat out Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and UCLA to keep Zimmerman home. His commitment means head coach Dave Rice has landed a McDonald's All-American in three of the past four years. Zimmerman joins ESPN 100 small forward Derrick Jones and three-star shooting guard Jalen Poyser as members of the 2015 class.

After losing freshman shooting guard Rashad Vaughn to the NBA Draft, the Runnin' Rebels are waiting to see if sophomore big man Christian Wood will declare as well. If not, UNLV will still have plenty of depth inside, with Zimmerman joining shot-blocker Goodluck Okonoboh and Oregon transfer Ben Carter up front.

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Rashad Vaughn Leaves UNLV For NBA Draft

Apr 8, 2015 5:11 PM

Rashad Vaughn has left UNLV and declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-6 guard announced via YouTube.

Vaughn led Division 1 freshmen in scoring at 17.8 points per game and was named the Mountain West conference freshman of the year.

Vaughn, 18, is expected to be one of the youngest players in the draft and received positive feedback from the NBA advisory committee leading to his decision.

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Rashad Vaughn Plans To Enter NBA Draft

Mar 27, 2015 6:27 PM

Rashad Vaughn has plans to enter the 2015 NBA draft, according to sources.

A formal announcement is expected in the near future.

Most teams see Vaughn currently as a second-round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Derrick Marks Headlines 2015 Mountain West Awards

Mar 10, 2015 2:08 PM

Derrick Marks of Boise State has been named the 2015 Mountain West Player of the Year.

Joining Marks on the All-Conference First Team are J.J. Avila, Marvelle Harris, Larry Nance Jr. and J.J. O'Brien.

Nance and Skylar Spencer shared Defensive Player of the Year honors. Rashad Vaughn of UNLV won Freshman of the Year.

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Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away At 84

Feb 11, 2015 12:43 PM

Jerry Tarkanian has passed away at the age of 84.

Tarkanian led UNLV to four Final Fours and the 1990 championship.

From the start of his Division I coaching career at Long Beach State in 1968 to his final season at his alma mater Fresno State in 2002, Tarkanian carried the reputation of a rogue who would take in student-athletes other schools passed on.

Tarkanian coached briefly in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs.

Eric Prisbell/USA Today

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