Anthony Bennett will undergo rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday and won’t participate in the drills at the Chicago Draft Combine next week, his agent, Mike George, confirmed to SNY.tv.
“He’ll do the interview part and everything but he’ll miss the workouts,” George said by phone.
“He’ll be back for training camp so that’s why we decided to do it earlier.”
The NBA Draft is slated for June 27 and DraftExpress.com projects the 6-foot-7 Bennett as the No. 3 pick behind Nerlens Noel and Ben McLemore.
Bennett averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds in his only season at UNLV.
Bennett, Noel (ACL) and Alex Len (left ankle surgery), projected as the No. 7 pick, will all miss the workouts in Chicago and summer league with injuries.
The former UNLV junior has an array of options that all have their appeal.
Moser, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds last year with the Rebels, is considering Gonzaga, Washington and Oregon and likes aspects of each school.
“It’s definitely a tough decision,” Moser, a native of Portland, Ore., told SNY.tv.
“You can’t ignore Gonzaga’s track record of making it to NCAA Tournament and winning conference tournament titles. It’s a great program that gains a lot of national exposure. To read more of this story, click here
Baltimore St. Frances forward Dwayne Morgan is off the board.
The 6-foot-8 forward made the announcement at his high school and also wrote the following post for ZAGSBLOG.
“Wassup, basketball word? This is Dwayne Morgan. I will be doing my latest blog on my decision for college in the next year.
“Today I had to make the biggest decision of my life and I would like to thank all the schools that recruited me for giving me a wonderful experience within the recruiting process. Georgetown, Maryland and UNLV were the final schools involved in my recruitment. There was a lot of hype surrounding me leading down to my decision.
“And this is a decision that I have to live with in the near future. In the next year, I have decided to go West and further my education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Throughout my recruitment UNLV stayed the most consistent and involved. There were about two games that they were not in attendance for this past summer. To read more of this story, click here
Huntington (W.V.) Prep shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes on Saturday committed to Florida State, the alma mater of his father, choosing the Seminoles over Illinois and UConn.
“In the end with Florida State I just felt it was a family atmosphere,” the Canadian said on CIA Bounce TV. “Coach [Leonard] Hamilton is a great guy and their coaching staff, I just felt really welcome to the program. I feel like I can go there and make an immediate impact in the best conference in America.”
On the same day his Philadelphia Constitution teammate Daiquan Walker committed to UCF, Savon Goodman also made a verbal pledge.
The 6-foot-6 wing chose UNLV over SMU and Pittsburgh, sources confirmed to SNY.tv. after Ryan Greene initially broke the news.
“He’s a terrific athlete,” New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski previously told SNY.tv of Goodman, who averaged 28 points and 14 rebounds this season. “He’s 6-6 and he has a motor with a four-year warranty. He plays extremely hard. To read more of this story, click here
UNLV keeps piling up talented frontcourt bodies for the future.
After landing Pittsburgh transfer Khem Birch and Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett, both McDonald’s All-Americans, the Rebels on Friday landed a commitment from UConn transfer Roscoe Smith.
“He brings invaluable experience after being a two-year starter at UConn and a starter on [their] national title team,” UNLV coach Dave Rice told Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com. To read more of this story, click here
After months of speculation, Findlay Prep forward Anthony Bennett has finally made a decision.
The 6-foot-7 Canadian forward chose UNLV over Oregon on Saturday and will join fellow Canadian and close friend Khem Birch in the Rebels’ frontcourt. He will sign his Letter of Intent Monday, Findlay assistant coach Todd Simon told SNY.tv.
Bennett previously cut Florida and then Kentucky from his list.
“I got along with the coaches and players,” Bennett told SNY.tv by text. “I’ve been here [in Las Vegas] for two years now so I feel I have a lot of people supporting me out here and also just the thought of playing with my boy Khem Birch in college is going to be crazy.” To read more of this story, click here
Does hometown UNLV have a real shot at landing Shabazz Muhammad?
If you listen to what his Bishop Gorman teammate, Demetris Morant, told FiveStarBasketball.com, the answer is yes.
“I think Shabazz is really considering going [there] because he feels that they’re a great team and everyone else sees that, too,” the UNLV-bound Morant, a 6-foot-8 power forward, told Five Star in the above video. “And they’re ranked in the nation.
“At first he wasn’t thinking about going there because he thought they wouldn’t be that good and he wouldn’t be looked at by [NBA] scouts. So he was mostly considering Kentucky, but now UNLV is in the top three.” To read more of this story, click here