UNLV Announces Leadership Change In Men’s Basketball


UNLV ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGE IN MEN’S BASKETBALL
 
 UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois announced today that Marvin Menzies will no longer serve as head men’s basketball coach. Menzies completed his third season in Las Vegas with an overall mark of 17-14.
 
“I want to thank Coach Menzies for calming the waters and building a strong foundation for our men’s basketball program over the past three years,” Reed-Francois said. “A change of this significance impacts many good people. It was not taken lightly. Ultimately, after a thoughtful and methodical review, I felt a new direction was necessary for the long term, best interests of the program and our athletics department. We wish Coach Menzies and his family all the best as their journey continues.”
 
Over Menzies’ three years with the Rebels, UNLV finished 48-48.
 
A national search for a new men’s basketball head coach will begin immediately. Fogler Consulting, led by former college basketball coach Eddie Fogler, will assist Reed-Francois in the search.
 

Runnin’ Rebels At Wyoming Tuesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT WYOMING TUESDAY NIGHT

7 p.m. PT game to be televised by CBS Sports Network, UNLV looking for third-straight win

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The UNLV men’s basketball team will look for its third-straight victory as it closes out a two-game road trip at Wyoming on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT at Arena-Auditorium.
 
The game will mark UNLV head coach Marvin Menzies’ 400th as a Division I collegiate head coach.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels (14-11, 8-5) are coming off a 2-0 week with wins against Air Force (77-72) at home last Tuesday and at San José State (71-64) on Saturday. UNLV, which has won three of its last four games, has matched last year’s MW win total of eight in just its 13th conference game this season.
 
In the previous meeting this season between UNLV and the Cowboys in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, freshman forward Joel Ntambwe scored a career-high 31 points and had 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season as the Runnin’ Rebels won 68-56.
 
UNLV is led in scoring this season by sophomore guard Amauri Hardy (13.2 ppg), senior guard Kris Clyburn (13.1 ppg) and Ntambwe (12.3 ppg). Sophomore forward Mbacke Diong is the team’s leading rebounder (6.5 rpg), while senior guard Noah Robotham leads the squad and is second in the MW in assists (5.0 apg). In just MW games, Robotham is the league leader (6.6 apg).
 
Wyoming (6-19, 2-10) has lost two straight games and five of its last six. Justin James leads the Cowboys and the MW in scoring with 20.7 ppg. The team is coming off an 82-49 loss to then-No. 7/6 UNR on Saturday.
 
Tuesday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Tim Doyle calling the action. Jon Sandler, former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith, and Steve Cofield (sideline reporter) will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: National Television Appearances For Runnin’ Rebels Announced

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL’S NATIONAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES ANNOUNCED
 
Every Runnin’ Rebel game during the 2018-19 season available on TV or online
 
UNLV men’s basketball will make at least 21 appearances on television to a national audience during the 2018-19 season as the Mountain West announced its broadcast package Wednesday.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels will be seen on a ESPN national television channel at least six times this season, with another three possible after the network finalizes its selections. UNLV also has eight regular-season games scheduled for CBS Sports Network, six on AT&T SportsNet and one on the Big Ten Network. Additional games will be available online through ESPN3 and the Mountain West Network.
 
Game times and some date shifts were also announced Wednesday. UNLV had a total of five games that were previously scheduled on Wednesdays moved to Tuesdays, including three at home: New Mexico (Tuesday, Jan. 22), UNR (Tuesday, Jan. 29) and Air Force (Tuesday, Feb. 12).
 
CLICK HERE for the fully updated 2018-19 UNLV men’s basketball schedule and HERE for a printable version.
 
The 2019 Air Force Reserve MW Men’s Basketball Championship begins Wednesday, March 13 and concludes Saturday, March 16 at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center. The first round will be broadcast on the MWN with the quarterfinal and semifinal games on CBS Sports Network. The Championship game on Saturday will begin at 3 p.m. PT on CBS.
 
PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets for the 2018-19 Runnin’ Rebel season are on sale now. Purchase at UNLVtickets.com, 702-739-FANS (3267) or at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
UNLV IN 2018-19: Head Coach Marvin Menzies enters his third season at the helm of the program in 2018-19. The Runnin’ Rebels return seven players plus two transfer redshirts from their 20-win season in 2017-18. It marked a nine-game improvement in the win column from the previous year and was UNLV’s first 20-win season since 2013-14. The program’s 2018 recruiting class includes six newcomers (all freshmen) and has been ranked No. 2 in the Mountain West.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua Added To 2018 Runnin’ Rebel Class

JONATHAN TCHAMWA TCHATCHOUA ADDED TO 2018 RUNNIN’ REBEL CLASS

 


Originally from Douala, Cameroon, 6-8 forward comes to UNLV from the NBA Global Academy in Australia

 

The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed national letter of intent from Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, head coach Marvin Menzies announced Friday. Tchamwa Tchatchoua plans to enroll at UNLV this summer and will be a freshman for the 2018-19 season.
 
The 6-foot-8-inch, 230-pound forward is originally from Douala, Cameroon, but has lived in Canberra, Australia, for the past two years attending the NBA Global Academy, which is an elite basketball training center at the BA Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport.
 
“We are very pleased and feel fortunate to have secured such a talented prospect this late in the recruiting period,” Menzies said. “Jonathan was impressed with all we have to offer as a program and we were equally impressed with him as a player and a person. He checks all of the boxes when it comes to what we are looking for in a student-athlete here at UNLV. We are excited to add him to the Runnin’ Rebel family and are looking forward to adding his passion, work ethic and competitiveness to our program.” 
Tchamwa Tchatchoua was invited to participate in the prestigious Luc Mbah a Moute Basketball Camp in Cameroon and played in the Basketball Without Borders Africa All-Star Game in 2016 where he won the dunk contest. He also played in the BWB Global at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans in 2017 and at Adidas Nations that year in Houston for Team Africa.
 
Tchamwa Tchatchoua chose UNLV over Gonzaga and St. John’s.
 
He joins Bryce Hamilton, Joel Ntambwe and Trey Woodbury as members of UNLV’s 2018 recruiting class. Hamilton is a 6-foot-4-inch guard from Pasadena, California, who attends Pasadena High School, Ntambwe is a 6-foot-9-inch forward from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who attends Aspire Academy in Kentucky, while Woodbury is 6-foot-4-inch guard from Las Vegas’ Clark High School.
 
UNLV IN 2018-19: Menzies enters his third season at the helm of the program next season. The Runnin’ Rebels return seven players plus two transfer redshirts from its 20-win season in 2017-18. It marked UNLV‘s first 20-win season in four years (2013-14).
 
SEASON TICKETS: Season tickets for the 2018-19 UNLV men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. To purchase visit UNLVtickets.com, call 702-739-FANS or visit the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Rebel Red Proclamations Made Throughout Southern Nevada

REBEL RED PROCLAMATIONS MADE THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN NEVADA

Promotions and free tailgate event highlight Wednesday’s Governor’s Series Game between UNLV and UNR
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, has been proclaimed as “Rebel Red Day,” by the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the City of Las Vegas.
 
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and Mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman presented UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois and UNLV head men’s basketball coach Marvin Menzies proclamations Tuesday in Downtown Las Vegas.
 
Clark County and the City of Las Vegas are encouraging Rebel fans throughout Southern Nevada to wear red on Wednesday as the UNLV men’s basketball team hosts No. 21 UNR at 8 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The Governor’s Series game and Senior Night will be a RED OUT with the first 3,000 fans receiving a free red t-shirt. 
 
A free pregame tailgate will be held starting at 6 p.m. on the plaza outside the Thomas & Mack Center. Activities will include performances by UNLV Cheer and the Rebel Girls & Company, a Smash Brothers E-Sports Tournament, classic tailgating games, a DJ and much more. Free food and drinks will be available for students on a first-come, first-served basis, while there will be a Smokin’ Sams food truck on site with options for purchase for the public. Student-athletes from various UNLV Athletics teams will be present and the UNLV indoor track & field team that recently won the Mountain West championship will be recognized.
 
The UNLV campus has also declared Rebel Red Days this week in support of its men’s and women’s basketball teams.
 
Tickets for the game may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office. Fans are encouraged to get in their seats early for the Senior Salute as well as to experience the enhanced Runnin’ Rebel pregame show for the season’s final time, which features 3D Video Projection Mapping.

Runnin’ Rebels At Colorado State Saturday Afternoon On CBS Sports Network

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT COLORADO STATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

3 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT game to be televised by CBS Sports Network

 

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Matchup UNLV (13-5, 2-3 Mountain West) at Colorado State (10-10, 3-4 Mountain West)
Date Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time 3:00 p.m. MT/2:00 p.m. PT
Site Moby Arena (8,745), Fort Collins, Colorado
TV CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Bob Wenzel)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Live Stats at CSURams.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics
The UNLV men’s basketball team (13-5, 2-3 MW) will travel to Fort Collins, Colorado, to face Colorado State (10-10, 3-4 MW) on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. MT/2 p.m. PT at Moby Arena.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are 2-0 on the road in Mountain West play and are looking for their fourth straight road victory overall. Off a bye last weekend, UNLV lost Wednesday night at home to New Mexico (85-81). Prior to that, the Runnin’ Rebels won their third straight on the road, 81-76, at Air Force (Jan. 10), recording their first win in Colorado Springs since 2014.
 
UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with their only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 14/17) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are sixth in the country in field-goal percentage (51.3), eighth in scoring (87.8 ppg), 15th in rebounding (40.94 rpg) and 15th in assists (17.9 apg). Individually, junior forward Shakur Juiston and freshman forward Brandon McCoy rank in the top 21 in the country in rebounding. Juiston is 17th with 10.1 rpg, while McCoy is 21st with 9.7 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-21 rebounders. McCoy ranks 10th in double-doubles with 10, while Juiston is 29th with eight. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 15th in the nation in assists with 6.3 apg.
 
The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McCoy, who was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and Juiston, last year’s National Junior College Player of the Year. The Runnin’ Rebels also returned their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Four Runnin’ Rebels are averaging double figures, led by McCoy’s 18.1 ppg, which ranks fourth in the Mountain West. 
 
Saturday’s game will be televised by CBS Sports Network with Rich Waltz and Bob Wenzel calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At Air Force Wednesday Night

RUNNIN’ REBELS AT AIR FORCE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

UNLV men’s basketball team looking for third straight road win, 7 p.m. PT game to be televised by AT&T SportsNet
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Matchup UNLV (12-4, 1-2 Mountain West) at Air Force (6-9, 0-3 Mountain West)
Date Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time 8 p.m. MT/7 p.m. PT
Site Clune Arena (5,858), Colorado Springs, Colorado)
TV AT&T SportsNet (Conor McGahey, Dave Bollwinkel)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics
The UNLV men’s basketball team (12-4, 1-2 MW), winner of six of its last eight games, will be looking for its third straight victory on the road as it travels to Air Force (6-9, 0-3 MW) for a 7 p.m. PT game on Wednesday at Clune Arena.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels have dropped two of their first three conference games and are coming off an 85-78 home loss to Utah State on Saturday night. UNLV went 11-2 during non-conference play this season with their only two losses coming in overtime – at Northern Iowa and vs. Arizona (now ranked No. 17/21) at home.
 
The Runnin’ Rebels are eighth in the country in scoring (88.7 ppg), eighth in rebounding (41.75 rpg), 11th in field-goal percentage (50.9) and 17th in assists (17.9 apg). Individually, freshman forward Brandon McCoy and junior forward Shakur Juiston rank in the top 21 in the country in rebounding. McCoy is 18th with 10.3 rpg, while Juiston is 21th with 10.1 rpg. UNLV is the only team in the nation with two top-21 rebounders. McCoy ranks seventh in double-doubles with 10, while Juiston is 26th with seven. Senior guard Jordan Johnson is 15th in the nation in assists with 6.6 apg.
 
The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McCoy, who was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and Juiston, last year’s National Junior College Player of the Year. The Runnin’ Rebels also returned their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Four Runnin’ Rebels are averaging double figures, led by McCoy’s 19.3 ppg, which ranks first in the Mountain West. 
 
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast by AT&T SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Sed Bonner calling the action. Jon Sandler and former Runnin’ Rebel Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Open Regular Season Saturday Night At Home

RUNNIN’ REBELS OPEN REGULAR SEASON SATURDAY NIGHT AT HOME

2017-18 campaign to begin with Heroes Night on Veterans Day against Florida A&M at 7 p.m.

 
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Matchup Florida A&M (0-0, 0-0 MEAC) at UNLV (0-0, 0-0 MW)
Date Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time 7 p.m.
Site Tarkanian Court, Thomas & Mack Center (18,000), Las Vegas
TV Stadium on Facebook (Ari Wolfe, Ryan Hollins, Kristen Balboni – Sideline)
Radio ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Audio UNLV Gameday App & UNLVRebels.com
Stats Gametracker at UNLVRebels.com
Twitter @TheRunninRebels / @UNLVAthletics

After defeating Alaska Fairbanks 97-73 on Nov. 3 in its lone exhibition game, the UNLV men’s basketball team will open the regular season Saturday, Nov. 11 vs. Florida A&M at 7 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Designated Heroes Night, the game will take place on Veterans Day and include special recognitions and features honoring those that serve our country and protect our city. Plus, the first 300 fans through the door will receive a voucher for a free popcorn. In addition, the first 100 students will receive a free t-shirt.

Tickets to the home opener are on sale now with season tickets and mini plans (available in the lower bowl for the first time) also on sale. For more information on all ticket options, visit UNLVtickets.com, call (702) 739-FANS or visit the TMC Box Office.

The 2017-18 season marks the second under head coach Marvin Menzies for the Runnin’ Rebels. Menzies and his staff have brought in a recruiting class for this year that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country and features McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston.

The Runnin’ Rebels return their leading scorer from last season – senior guard Jovan Mooring. Mooring averaged 12.6 points per game in 2016-17 and led the team in assists with 4.0 apg (second in the Mountain West).

The TV broadcast of Saturday’s game will air exclusively on Facebook, streaming via the Live: Stadium College Basketball Show Page. The UNLV radio call may be heard live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM and online via the UNLV Gameday App and TuneIn (link at UNLVRebels.com).

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Menzies Radio Show Starts Thursday

THE MARVIN MENZIES RADIO SHOW STARTS THURSDAY


Program will originate from Bailiwick at The Orleans Hotel & Casino and air live at 6 p.m. on Las Vegas’ ESPN Radio

The Marvin Menzies Radio Show will make its 2017-18 season debut Thursday, Nov. 2, airing live on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/100.9 FM from 6-7 p.m. The show will take place on selected weekdays throughout the entire season and will originate from Bailiwick at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Hosted by Jon Sandler, UNLV Sports Properties’ play-by-play voice of the Runnin’ Rebels, the show features UNLV men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies. Former Runnin’ Rebel legend and men’s basketball radio analyst Robert Smith will also participate. In addition, guests will be featured frequently and include Runnin’ Rebel assistant coaches and student-athletes.

The show may also be heard live online through TuneIn, off a link at UNLVRebels.com (under multimedia) and through the new UNLV Gameday app. Fans are encouraged to attend the show in person, but for those that can’t make it questions may be tweeted to @UNLVonTheRadio.

The full Marvin Menzies Radio Show schedule for 2017-18:

Thursday, Nov. 2
Thursday, Nov. 9
Thursday, Nov. 16
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Thursday, Nov. 30
Thursday, Dec. 7
Thursday, Dec. 14
Thursday, Dec. 21
Thursday, Dec. 28
Thursday, Jan. 4
Thursday, Jan. 11
Thursday, Jan. 18
Thursday, Jan. 25
Thursday, Feb. 1
Thursday, Feb. 8
Thursday, Feb. 15
Thursday, Feb. 22
Thursday, March 1

UNLV is in its second year under Coach Menzies and brought in a recruiting class that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country. Seven new players have been added to the roster for the 2017-18 season, including McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston. The team also returns its leading scorer from last year in senior guard Jovan Mooring.

The Runnin’ Rebels host an exhibition game at the Thomas & Mack Center this Friday, Nov. 3, vs. Alaska-Fairbanks, and open the regular season Saturday, Nov. 11, vs. Florida A&M.

SEASON TICKETS
Season tickets are on sale now and start as low as $119. They may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

MINI PLANS
Two mini-plan options for this season include upper and lower bowl seats:

• Pick-3 Plan:
One premium game (Arizona, San Diego State or Nevada, Reno) plus two non-premium games (non-conference or conference). Prices range from $42-177 depending on seat location.

• Conference Plan:
Six pre-set games (Utah State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming, Fresno State, Nevada, Reno). Prices range from $72-342 depending on seat location.

Mini plans may also be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

SINGLE-GAME TICKETS
Single-game tickets may now be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, on the phone at 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebel Mini-Plans To Go On Sale

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL MINI-PLANS TO GO ON SALE

Runnin’ Rebel fans can choose to purchase three or six-game plans for the 2017-18 season

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Runnin’ Rebel fans who cannot make all 17 home men’s basketball games during the 2017-18 season at the Thomas & Mack Center now have the flexibility of choosing from two mini-plan options.
 
An online only presale begins tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., while the official public on sale starts Monday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.
 
The two mini-plan options for this season include upper and lower bowl seats:
 
Pick-3 Plan: 
One premium game (Arizona, San Diego State or Nevada, Reno) plus two non-premium games (non-conference or conference). Prices range from $42-177 depending on seat location.
 
Conference Plan: 
Six pre-set games (Utah State, New Mexico, San Diego State, Wyoming, Fresno State, Nevada, Reno). Prices range from $72-342 depending on seat location.
 
Fans can take advantage of the mini-plan pre-sale exclusively online at UNLVtickets.com. Starting Monday at 10 a.m., mini-plan tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office during regular business hours.
 
UNLV, which is under second-year head coach Marvin Menzies, has brought in a recruiting class that has been ranked as high as No. 12 in the country. Seven new players have been added to the roster for the 2017-18 season, including McDonald’s High School All-American Brandon McCoy and the National Junior College Player of the Year Shakur Juiston.
 
This season’s non-conference schedule features five opponents coming off postseason appearances, each boasting at least 20 wins last season. Home schedule highlights include games against Arizona, San Diego State and Nevada, Reno.
 
After hosting Alaska Fairbanks in an exhibition game Nov. 3, the Runnin’ Rebels open the regular season Nov. 11 vs. Florida A&M at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
Season tickets, which are on sale now and start as low as $119, may be purchased at UNLVtickets.com, by calling 702-739-FANS (3267) or by visiting the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office.
 
CLICK HERE for the full 2017-18 UNLV men’s basketball schedule.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Menzies Announces Coaching Staff

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LaFleur, Jeter and Brown all named assistant coaches for UNLV men’s basketball

 

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UNLV men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies announced his coaching staff on Thursday. Andre LaFleur, Rob Jeter and Eric Brown have all been hired as assistant coaches for the Runnin’ Rebels.


“After a very thorough process, I am extremely pleased with the staff that we were able to put together,” Menzies said. “Andre, Rob and Eric are three tremendous individuals and they will become a big part of the Las Vegas community immediately. They will fit perfectly into the plans we have for Runnin’ Rebel basketball moving forward.

“Everything from style of play, to recruiting, to coaching, were considered with all candidates and with the experience that these three bring along with their contacts and ability to recruit all over the United States, I feel like we knocked the ball out of the park.”

LaFleur has been the associate head coach at Providence under head coach Ed Cooley for the last five seasons, and for 10 years prior to that he held a variety of positions on the coaching staff at Connecticut under Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun.

Providence played in the postseason in each of the last four years, including the last three in the NCAA Tournament. Led by All-America point guard Kris Dunn, the Friars advanced to the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament.

At UConn, LaFleur helped the Huskies capture two national championships (2004 and 2011) and record a 258-88 mark (.764). The team also went to a Sweet 16 and an Elite 8 during his time on the staff. LaFleur started at UConn in 2001 and spent three seasons as the team’s director of basketball operations. In 2005, he was promoted to assistant coach and was promoted again in 2006 by being named the team’s recruiting coordinator.

LaFleur was instrumental in bringing in Hasheem Thabeet and Kemba Walker among others to UConn. Thabeet was the 2009 Big East Player of the Year, the 2009 National Defensive Player of the Year and the No. 2 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, while Walker was the No. 9 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

LaFleur played for Calhoun at Northeastern and is a 1987 graduate of the school. He was drafted by the NBA’s Houston Rockets and played and coached professionally overseas for 11 seasons.

“Andre is a great person and does a great job,” Calhoun said. “He was a great player for me and the same enthusiasm he had as a player, he has brought into coaching. He is a terrific teacher, has a great feel for the game, is a great recruiter and was a huge part of all the success we had at UConn in winning national titles, Big East titles and making Final Four appearances. He also had a lot of success at Providence in getting them to the national tournament. His work speaks volumes and he is a terrific addition for Marvin and for UNLV.”

Jeter was the head coach at Milwaukee for the past 11 years, winning 20 or more games five times, including this past season. He led the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament twice and to the NIT and CBI in back-to-back years. He recorded a 185-170 mark leading the school, just one victory shy of the most wins in school history by any coach. His total of 101 Horizon League victories ranks third all-time in the conference.


Before becoming head coach at Milwaukee, Jeter wan an assistant under legendary head coach Bo Ryan at both Wisconsin (2001-05) and UWM (1999-01). He was also an assistant at Marquette (1998-99, under Mike Deane) and an assistant at Wisconsin-Platteville under Ryan (1994-98). He has been part of nine conference championships and two national titles as a coach. In his 11 years as an assistant coach, his teams posted a 245-85 (.743) combined overall record and a 126-46 (.733) mark in league play.

Jeter played college basketball at UW-Platteville under Ryan, captaining his team to the 1991 NCAA Division III title as a senior, and is a graduate of the school. He also earned a master’s degree from there in 2001.


“Rob is one of the most competitive people I have ever been around,” Ryan said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge with coaching on the floor with all positions and he can recruit. He helped establish our program at Wisconsin to where it was and he has done a little bit of everything in coaching. He is great with people as well.”
Brown spent the last nine years as an assistant coach at Long Beach State where he helped coach the 49ers to three Big West Conference regular-season titles, three NIT appearances and a spot in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. He was recently named one of the Top 25 Assistant Coach Recruiters at the mid-major level by a panel of national media, scouts and former coaches, and was No. 3 on the Basketball Times list of the Top 50 “Low to Mid-Major Assistant Coaches.”


Brown has been an assistant coach at the Division I level for the past 17 years, having also spent time at Cal State Northridge (1999-01), USC (2001-05) and Iowa State (2005-06).

At Long Beach State, he recruited and helped develop All-Big West Players James Ennis and Casper Ware, both of whom spent time in the NBA, and at USC he recruited NBA players Nick Young, Gabe Pruitt and Robert Swift.
Brown is a 1998 graduate of Cal State Northridge.
“This is bittersweet for me,” said Dan Monson, head coach at Long Beach State. “You always want your assistants to move up in the profession and I think Eric and his family are excited for the challenge at UNLV. But at the same time, I have lost one of the best assistants I have had in the 20 years I have been a head coach. Eric is very loyal and has worked side by side for nine years with me here to build Long Beach State into the program that it is. He has done a great job coaching, recruiting and caring about our players.”

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels Sign Kris Clyburn To National Letter Of Intent

RUNNIN’ REBELS SIGN KRIS CLYBURN TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT

6-foot-6-inch guard from Ranger College in Texas will be a sophomore at UNLV
 
 
The UNLV men’s basketball program received a signed national letter of intent from Kris Clyburn this week, head coach Marvin Menzies announced Tuesday. Clyburn plans to enroll at UNLV this summer and will be a sophomore for the 2016-17 season.
 
A 6-foot-6-inch guard from Westland, Mich., Clyburn was a freshman this past season at Ranger (Community) College in Ranger, Texas, where he played for Coach Billy Gillispie.
 
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Kris to the Rebel family,” Menzies said. “He is an excellent player and we are excited that someone with such a high level of talent was available this late in the process. 
 
“Kris is a very efficient player, who has the ability to slash and score in multiple ways. He also has a very high basketball IQ.
 
In 38 games played at Ranger last season, Clyburn averaged 14.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per contest, while shooting 59.9 percent from the field (191 of 319), 50.8 percent from 3-point range (32 of 63) and 77.4 percent from the free-throw line (130 of 168). The team had a 35-3 overall record, won the conference championship with a perfect 12-0 mark and lost in the NJCAA Championship Semifinals.
 
“Kris is an outstanding person, citizen and student,” said Rodney Heard, who is the associate head coach at Ranger. “He has a chance to be a great basketball player and can defend multiple positions.”
 
As a freshman, Clyburn earned his conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award. He was also named to the all-conference squad. 
 
“Kris doesn’t need a lot of shots to be successful as you can see by looking at his stats,” Heard said. “He is a really good guard and has a chance to be great. UNLV fans will love him. Coach Gillispie did a great job preparing him for Division I basketball and is the reason he is the defender he is today. The best thing Kris did was allow Coach Gillispie to coach him and turn him into a great defender.”
 
Clyburn attended Romulus High School in Romulus, Mich., which in the Detroit Metro area. He earned all-state honors at the school, which has produced former NBA players Grant Long and Terry Mills, along with Kris’ brother Will Clyburn, who played at Iowa State and now plays professionally overseas.