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Muhammad Considering Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas, UNLV

Shabazz Muhammad is looking at Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas and UNLV.

USC, the alma mater of Muhammad’s father, Ron Holmes, is apparently out, as is Texas A&M.

“I narrowed my list down actually to six,” he said at the City of Palms Classic. “I think it was a good thing for me to narrow them down to six because a lot of schools were calling that I wasn’t really interested in. So now I can stay grounded on the court and get ready and go through the season.”

Via ZagsBlog.com

Shabazz Muhammad Narrows List To Four

Shabazz Muhammad told Rivals.com that Duke, Kentucky, UCLA and UNLV are the four schools that stand out to him and that UCLA's struggles are affecting his recruitment.

"It affected it when UCLA was losing early," Muhammad said. "It had me thinking how I'd fit in. It's tough. I don't want to go to a school on the down turn. But I think they can turn it around."

Via Rivals.com

Moser Could Become First Round Pick

UNLV's Mike Moser has worked his way into the "first-round discussion", according to one NBA scout who attended the NOrth Carolina game.

"He has great timing, awareness and instincts, but the main reason he is a fabulous rebounder is he believes every rebound is his and no one will outwork him," says head coach Dave Rice. "As far as what else he can do, he is just scratching the surface."

Rice uses Moser in the post and lets him handle the ball on the break, and Moser has shown three-point range.

Via George Dohrmann/Sports Illustrated

UNLV Returns To Prominence With Defense, Fast Tempo

UNLV is 8-1 and has a signature 90-80 win over North Carolina.

"You can just feel it—things are getting going around Vegas," says sophomore forward Mike Moser. "And they should be. We are going to do some great things this year."

"Coach (Dave) Rice came and told us we were going to get up and down and that he was going to let us be aggressive," says junior guard Justin Hawkins. "It was what everyone wanted to hear."

Former UNLV star Reggie Theus would have been the flashier higher, but the school went with UNLV instead.

"I had an advantage having been in the [Mountain West] conference. I knew what kind of team Coach Kruger left," says Rice, who was also an assistant at UNLV from 1994 to 2001. "I knew there was the talent here and the kind of kids who would be committed on defense and then capable of really pushing the ball and playing as fast as we can."

Via George Dohrmann/Sports Illustrated

Mike Moser Hits Six Threes, Improving Versatility

While UNLV's Mike Moser came into Wednesday's game against UCSB as the country's leading rebounder, he made six three-pointers and eclipsed a previous career high of 23 points with 34.

"Mike Moser works hard to be a versatile player," head coach David Rice said. "He's the first in the gym for practice and the last to leave."

Moser scored the Rebels' first 11 points of the second half.

Via AP

Moser, Orlando Johnson Battle In UNLV's Double-Overtime Win Over UCSB

UNLV defeated UC Santa Barbara in double-overtime by a final score of 94-88.

Mike Moser had 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNLV before eventually fouling out.

UCSB's Orlando Johnson matched his 10 rebounds and had 36 points.

The two big men combined for 70 of the 188 points scored (38.5%) in the entire game.

Via RealGM Staff Report
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