UNLV freshmen Demetris Morant and Daquan Cook have decided to redshirt the season.

“Both told me today when we met that they wanted to do this,” said Rice.

Morant had been expected to sit out this season because of the depth in UNLV’s frontcourt.

Cook's decision was more of a surprise.

“That was a hard decision to make because Daquan has improved as much as anyone since he got here,” Rice said. “He would play minutes for us this year, but he’ll play more minutes as a fifth-year senior than a freshman. … He needs to get older and stronger; everything else will come.”