Top Seven Shot-Blockers in UNLV History

Photo by Josh Metz

Photo by Josh Metz

1. Keon Clark. Set the Rebels’ single-season record with 112 blocks in 1996-97. With his wiry 6-foot-11 frame, long arms and grasshopper-like leaping ability, Clark could seemingly swat shots from anywhere on the court.

2. Joel Anthony. Ranks second in UNLV history for blocks in a season (109) and career (157). Had a team-record 13 blocks vs. TCU in 2007 before moving on to the NBA.

3. Elmore Spencer. The 7-foot center started just one season (1991-92) for the Rebels but has the fourth- and fifth-highest season totals in team history. Ranks third on UNLV’s career list with 146 swats.

4. Khem Birch. The reigning Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year (pictured) is leading the nation this season in blocks (5.5 per game). The 6-foot-9 junior forward could end up topping this list by the time he leaves UNLV.

5. George Ackles. His violent swats were key to the Rebels’ imposing defense during the near-perfect 1990-91 season. Ranks third in team history in blocks for a season (77) and fourth in career blocks (141).

6. Richie Adams. With exceptional leaping ability and instincts, this 6-foot-9 forward led the Rebels in blocks three times in the 1980s. Ranks fifth on the career list with 139.

7. Dalron Johnson. The four-year starter (1999-2003) blocked the most shots in UNLV history (194).

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