UNLV offers 2013 guard Kendall Smith

California guard Kendall Smith gets an offer from the Rebels

RunRebs has learned that UNLV has offered a scholarship to Class of 2013 point guard Kendall Smith.

Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior, is currently averaging 24.6 points, 6.7 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game for Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.).

According to a source, the UNLV coaching staff was able to see Smith play in person last weekend, the night before the Rebels played at Cal. Smith scored 28 points in that contest (12-17 FG), with four assists and seven rebounds.

No official visit for Smith has been scheduled yet.

Smith has started off hot this season, with three games of 30-plus points, and he dropped a career-high 48 a few weeks ago.

ESPN ranks Smith as the No. 15 player in California. He also has offers from Long Beach State, Pacific and San Jose State.

UNLV has three players signed for the Class of 2013: Findlay Prep forward Chris Wood, Indian Hills CC swingman Jelan Kendrick and former Lincoln County star Dantley Walker. Aside from Smith, the only other 2013 player with an offer from UNLV is Pope John XXIII forward Jermaine Lawrence.

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