Last season was a nightmare for the Runnin’ Rebels. UNLV had 11 wins and posted the worst winning percentage in program history, as well as the lowest average attendance in a decade. But when five-star recruit Brandon McCoy signed with UNLV, the 2016–17 season was quickly forgotten. McCoy and the rest of head coach Marvin Menzies’ 2017 recruiting class ranks in the top 20 in the country. Even as a freshman, the 6-foot-11 McCoy has a chance to be one of the best players in the Mountain West Conference. With improved talent, UNLV should be back at the top of the conference, rather than scraping the bottom.