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The Bennett Perspective

Nobody saw it coming—not the fans, not the pundits, probably not even some chief decision-makers in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ organization. And right up to the moment when NBA commissioner David Stern said his name, not even Anthony Bennett saw it coming. Read More

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Jamal Aytes, an Early Starting Five and More Rebel Questions

The summer college basketball recruiting periods are over, most of the Rebels are on campus for early workouts, and the full 2013-14 schedule should be released any day now. Seems like as good a time as any to dip into the reader mailbag for another edition of Words With Fans (now with “fancy” graphics!). Let’s dive in. (Note: Some questions have been tweaked to clean up Tweet-speak) WORDS WITH Read More

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Draft Day Here for Bennett, Muhammad

Today is going to be a busy day for a pair of Las Vegas-area basketball products, as both Anthony Bennett and Shabazz Muhammad are certain to hear their names called during the first round of the NBA Draft. Bennett’s wait should be short, as he’s one of the consensus top talents available in the draft and an outside candidate to go first overall. Muhammad will wait a bit longer, as most mock drafts have him pegged anywhere from the top 10 to the Read More

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Anthony Bennett Still Producing for UNLV

Anthony Bennett may have posted his final double-double in a Rebels uniform, but that doesn’t mean he’s done producing for UNLV. As the one-and-done freshman gets set to hear his name called during Thursday’s NBA Draft, the UNLV program and the current coaching staff are just beginning to reap the benefits that come from producing a high-profile lottery talent like Read More

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Rebel Reunion

For the former Rebel basketball players attending the UNLV Legends Reunion on June 1, this year’s get-together is truly a cause for celebration. With Jerry Tarkanian’s upcoming induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and a statue of the longtime UNLV coach soon to sit outside the Thomas & Mack Center, expect the smiles to be a little bit brighter, and the hugs a little bit Read More