Ethan Anderson, a 6-foot-1-inch guard from Los Angeles, California, and Josh Pierre-Louis, a 6-foot-2-inch guard from Plainfield, New Jersey, have both signed national letters of intent and will join the UNLV men’s basketball program as freshmen for the 2019-20 season, head coach Marvin Menzies announced Tuesday.
“I’m thrilled and excited to announce the signing of two very special young men to our program,” Menzies said. “We will always recruit to our core values, which will complement our championship culture. Both Ethan and Josh epitomize what I feel a Runnin’ Rebel should be. Both young men are extremely motivated, driven, talented, and possess very high character.”
Anderson, who attends Fairfax High School, is listed as a four-star player by ESPN. He led his high school to a 23-10 record last season as a junior and was a driving force in his team’s run to the semifinals of the California state playoffs. He earned all-city honors three years in a row and was named the Western League’s Most Outstanding Player. As a junior, he averaged 20 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals per game.
“From a basketball perspective, Ethan brings skill, physicality, high IQ and stability at the guard position,” Menzies said. “He is a very selfless teammate that understands how to help his team win. We are excited to coach him on and off the court.”
Pierre-Louis attends Roselle (New Jersey) Catholic High School, where he averaged seven points and six assists per game last season. Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, he helped his school to a No. 1 ranking in the state as it captured the New Jersey state championship. The team went 27-4 and was ranked No. 10 in the country. This year’s team is currently ranked 20th.
“Josh is an extremely dynamic player,” Menzies said. “His skill set, explosiveness, and passion matches our Runnin’ Rebel style of play on both ends of the floor. We look forward to developing such a talented player that fits who we are.
“Together, both Ethan and Josh will continue the upward trajectory of Runnin’ Rebel basketball.”