UNLV basketball tips off practice with free event for fans

Rebel basketball fans, the wait is over. It’s time to get your first glimpse of this season’s team following the program’s third trip to the NCAA Tournament in four years.

UNLV will hold its first official practice at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center, and the public is encouraged to attend the free event.

The evening will feature a team scrimmage, preceded
by team and individual drills, and culminate with fans being invited onto the court to meet the players and
coach Lon Kruger.

UNLV returns all five starters from last season’s 25-9 team, and joining them this year are forwards Quintrell Thomas (at right), a 6-foot-8-inch sophomore transfer from Kansas, and 6-11 redshirt freshman Carlos Lopez (at left).

The first 4,000 fans at the Thomas & Mack will receive a poster of the 2010-11 Rebels, and UNLV representatives will be available to answer questions and help fans purchase season tickets, which start at $90.

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