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Bryce Dejean-Jones

  • What to Watch For

    Test Drive

    By Mike Grimala

    As we covered on Wednesday, UNLV's matchup with La Verne is basically a mid-season exhibition game. It will count toward the Rebels' regular-season record, but won't affect their RPI rating one way or the other. So what do the Rebels stand to gain from playing the Division III school at this point in the season? Let's take a quick look at some of the storylines.

  • Over/Under

    Rebels Looking to Tinker Against La Verne

    By Mike Grimala

    What do we know about La Verne? Enough to realize that Thursday's matchup at the Orleans Arena is little more than a mid-season tuneup. No offense to the fine students, faculty and administrators of La Verne, but don't expect much of a challenge from the Leopards. La Verne is a Division III school that has MIT and Cal-Tech on the schedule, so while they may be able to best the Rebels in a robotics competition, I doubt they have a formula for stopping Anthony Bennett.

  • Ups and Downs

    Silver Lining

    By Mike Grimala

    UNLV secured its most impressive win of the season at Cal, but it came with a heavy price. Mike Moser's elbow injury puts a damper on the victory and makes it tough to celebrate too loudly. He's one of the Rebels' most important players, and they'll need him at full strength in order to go as far as they want to in the postseason. Still, there was plenty to like about the Rebels' effort on Sunday. Let's tackle the good and the bad in this edition of "Ups and Downs." UPS

  • Fast Breakdown

    Q to the Rescue

    By Mike Grimala

    It wasn't secure until the final horn sounded, and it may have come with a very steep price, but the Rebels (7-1) earned their best win of the season on Sunday, knocking off Cal (6-2) on its home court, 76-75. Quintrell Thomas was the last-second hero for UNLV, stalking the baseline, grabbing Anthony Marshall's off-line jumper and laying in the rebound for the go-ahead points with 1.2 seconds remaining. 

  • Over/Under

    Numbers Game

    By Mike Grimala

    The Rebels' tougest test of the season to date comes on Sunday, when they take on a 6-1 Cal team that is looking to make a statement. Cal is projected as one of the top teams in the Pac-12 and a likely NCAA tournament team, but the Golden Bears are coming off a humbling loss at Wisconsin. They figure to come out firing, so UNLV can't afford a slow start like they put forth in Portland.

  • Bryce yourself

    By Mike Grimala

    Bryce Dejean-Jones will start Saturday's game against Jacksonville State, according to coach Dave Rice. The rest of the starting five from the opener against Northern Arizona will remain intact, so the sophomore swingman will join Anthony Marshall, Katin Reinhardt, Mike Moser and Anthony Bennett. Game 1 starter Justin Hawkins will shift to a reserve role.

  • Meet the Rebels: Bryce Dejean-Jones

    By Mike Grimala

    Leading up to the start of the regular season, RunRebs will be profiling every significant player on the UNLV roster in a series we call "Meet the Rebels." Today's focus: sophomore guard Bryce Dejean-Jones. Bryce Dejean-Jones has been waiting a long time for this.

  • Practice report: Full house for the Rebels

    By Mike Grimala

    For the first time in almost a month, UNLV coach Dave Rice had a full roster to work with at practice on Thursday. Sophomore shooting guard Bryce Dejean-Jones practiced for the first time since breaking his left hand in early October, and junior center Carlos Lopez-Sosa was back after missing the previous practice with an injured shoulder. With a closed scrimmage against UCLA on Saturday and an exhibition game against Dixie State looming on Wednesday, it's a good time for the Rebels to start rounding into form.

  • Three Just-Off the Radar Rebels Who Could Come Up Big

    By Mike Grimala

    Bryce Dejean-Jones Dejean-Jones lost a little momentum when he broke his non-shooting hand during a preseason workout, but he may be the most natural scorer on the team. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard transferred after one year at USC, and his talent has never been in question (off-court problems held him back at Southern Cal, with reports of locker-room altercations and clashes with the coaching staff).

  • Practice report: Dejean-Jones, Lopez-Sosa injury updates; redshirt for Morant?

    By Mike Grimala

    Bryce Dejean-Jones and Carlos Lopez-Sosa might be exchanging places on the injury report. Dejean-Jones, a sophomore guard, has been out of action for almost four weeks since breaking his hand, but his cast comes off on Thursday and he's expected to return to practice soon. On the other end of the spectrum, Lopez-Sosa left practice on Tuesday after injuring his shoulder, and he was held out again on Wednesday. Coach Dave Rice couldn't say how long Lopez-Sosa might be sidelined.

  • Rebels push the pace in second practice

    By Mike Grimala

    The pace was fast and the intensity level was high during UNLV's practice on Saturday, as second-year coach Dave Rice continued to emphasize the importance of playing with tempo. Many of the drills were of the end-to-end variety, and the players were forced to push through the early-season fatigue.

  • Recruiting: Rebels in early on 2014 forward Johnson

    By Mike Grimala

    One key to reeling in top recruits is recognizing the elite talent early in the process, and UNLV coach Dave Rice knows that as well as anyone — it's a strategy the Rebels are employing with their recruitment of Class of 2014 small forward Stanley Johnson.

  • Five storylines to watch as Rebels’ first practice approaches

    By Mike Grimala

    With practice officially set to open on Friday, here’s a quick look at some key storylines to watch during the Rebels’ first session.

  • Rice: Goodman could see increased role with Dejean-Jones injury

    By Mike Grimala

    Before Bryce Dejean-Jones broke two bones in his left (non-shooting) hand at Thursday's team workout, the sophomore transfer from USC was expected to play big minutes on the wing and provide the Rebels with scoring punch. But now that he's likely sidelined for 4-6 weeks, other players will have to step forward and fill the void. Coach Dave Rice thinks freshman forward Savon Goodman could see an increased role in Dejean-Jones's absence.

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