LUIS RODRIGUEZ TO TRANSFER TO UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM FROM OLE MISS
6-foot-6-inch guard added to 2022-23 Runnin’ Rebel roster
The UNLV men’s basketball program has received a signed commitment from Ole Miss transfer Luis Rodriguez to join the Runnin’ Rebels for the 2022-23 season, head coach Kevin Kruger announced Wednesday.
Rodriguez, a 6-foot-6-inch, 210-pound guard, is originally from Los Angeles, and will be coming to UNLV as a senior with two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are excited about adding Luis to the Runnin’ Rebel program,” Kruger said. “He is a strong, physical, talented defender, who is versatile on both ends of the court. He is also a great slasher and brings NCAA Tournament playing experience.”
Rodriguez started 23 of 32 games this past season at Ole Miss, averaging 6.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. A four-star recruit out of Woodstock Academy in Connecticut in the class of 2018, he played in 25 games as a freshman for the Rebels and started the first five of the 2019-20 season before suffering a season-ending injury that resulted in a medical redshirt season.
Over his last two seasons, Roodriguez has appeared in 60 games, making 51 starts.
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2021-22 SEASON RECAP: The Runnin’ Rebels are coming off a successful 2021-22 season, which marked the first under head coach Kevin Kruger. The team accumulated 18 wins – its most in four years – and recorded 10 Mountain West victories, exceeding preseason expectations in the league standings.
With a revamped roster that included nine transfers, the team continually showed improvement as the season progressed, advancing 43 spots in the national KenPom ratings along the way. In addition, Coach Kruger was recently recognized as one of the nation’s top first-year head coaches in Division I men’s college basketball.