Jump to content

PrimeReb

Members
  • Content Count

    476
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About PrimeReb

  • Rank
    Beginner

Profile Information

  • Team
    UNLV
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sin City

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    EA is very skilled and can shoot the ball. But what I feel is over looked with EA is his elite athleticism. Hoopers threadpic.twitter.com/nnOOviYrTI 9:15 AM - 8 Jan 2019
  2. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Twitter from writer for LA Times: eric sondheimer ✔ @latsondheimer Ethan Anderson is sooooo good. UNLV will be very happy. Fairfax by 12 with 4:26 left. 46 8:45 PM - Jan 12, 2019 Twitter Ads info and
  3. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Frank Burlison@FrankieBur And that was only the seventh or eighth most impressive thing that cat did in the game. Best performance I've seen from a California guard this season. Theikeandromeshow@ikeandromeshow @Nolomit_e just brought the house down.... no no no ... don’t jump man....Ethan Anderson @FairfaxBBall @TheRunninRebels @UNLVathletics @ClassicAtDamien Ike and Rome 66 12:32 AM - Dec 28, 2018 Twitter Ads info and privacy
  4. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    I feel some are sleeping on Ethan Anderson who was making a statement his senior year and considered by some the top pg in California. Underrated nationally. But not in California. Frank Burilson on EA: http://www.burlisononbasketball.com/2018/12/anderson-too-good-and-too-much-for-fairfax-thursday/
  5. Q, you are smarter than that! There is nothing to gloss over! Use your objectivity! It takes time to turn most programs around and you know it. Lon didn't inherit a NCAA ready roster. He had to rebuild. Also, I don't care about Illinois, Florida, Kansas State or Oklahoma. Each job is different and the pressures and competition in coaching in the mid-major MWC differ from the Big 12 or Big 10. If you don't believe it look at Shaka Smart's transition from VCU to Texas! Not easy! There is no debate on this! If Lon would have stayed at UNLV he had a top 25 team ready to roll. That's 5 NCAA appearances in 6 years and the one off year it was a NIT bid. No speculation there unless you feel Dave Rice is a better coach than Kruger! Also, there were no attendance problems at the T&M! The Mendenhall Center was coming on line and a top 25 McDonald's All-American point guard was committed. That's momentum!
  6. PrimeReb

    Pacific at UNLV

    I won't waste anytime telling anyone to STFU. Not that important to me. Nonetheless, comparing the situation Muss inherited at Reno to what Menzies inherited at UNLV is fatally flawed, disingenuous or reeks of an agenda. Also, just because Carter couldn't coach doesn't mean he couldn't recruit. He left Muss with a intact roster with 8 players returning anchored by experienced seniors AJ West, Marquese Coleman and Tyrone Criswell. Additionally, Muss was hired early enough and had time to meaningfully recruit, offer offical visits and add freshmen Cameron Oliver, Lindsey Drew and transfer Jordan Caroline. In contrast, Menzies stepped into a program that was in shambles and so bad off the national sports media called it a "self imposed death penalty"! Menzies inherited just 3 inexperienced players Tyrell Green, Jaylen Poser and Dwayne Morgan and that was it! He was hired so late in the recruiting cycle he was forced compile a roster of cast offs and replacement types that he would never have received a recruiting letter let alone an offer from UNLV. If that wasn't bad enough, Menzies had to recruit and reconstruct a roster with only one official visits to offer because assistant coaches Simon and Miller had burned them all before he was hired. That's how bad it was! Menzies only had one official visit to offer to fill 9 spots on the roster! If Menzies had taken over a UNLV program with 8 players returning and intact roster with Poyser, Morgan, Green and Ben Carter, Jordan Cornish, Derrick Jones Jr, Stephen Zimmerman and Pat McCaw all returning and enough time to recruit and enough official visits to offer recruits to fill vacancies on the roster I could understand the argument. But that's not how it went down. It was a dumpster fire!
  7. I have to disagree on your take on Lon because every coaching job is different and I don't think Lon had peaked at UNLV. Just look at the hard facts. Before he left he had just taken UNLV to the NCAA tourney 4 times in 5 years. He also left a top 25 veteran team lead by Bellfield, Marshall, Moser and Stanbeck primed and ready to go. There is no rationale debate that with that crew Lon and UNLV would have made 5 NCAA tourney appearances in 6 years. Also, it could be argued that the Bellfield team was just as talented as the sweet 16 team after they defeated no. 1 North Carolina. Lon knew he needed a facilities upgrade for recruiting and personally raised $14 mill and built the Mendenhall Center. He had a 5 star point guard in Nigel Williams-Goss committed. The next class would have included point guard Isaiah Cousins who played at Lew Hill's high school in Mount Vernon NY. Cousins was tied to Hill. It didn't matter whether it was UNLV or Oklahoma. Both Williams-Goss and Cousins started in the Final 4. This is a little speculative and I will admit it. But Khem Birch choose UNLV as a possible place to transfer to after watching UNLV defeat Carolina. Assuming Kruger would have done the same does Birch end up at UNLV? I don't think UNLV fans appreciated what they had in Kruger and compared what he was accomplishing at UNLV to Tark's legacy as the standard of success. This was totally unrealistic. There is only one Tark. But what Kruger was accomplishing was making UNLV a annual fixture in the NCAA tourney and it's all about the Dance. Once a team gets to the NCAA's the madness begins and you never know the outcome until the games are played.
  8. PrimeReb

    Pacific at UNLV

    The Cult of Dave Rice!
  9. PrimeReb

    Pacific at UNLV

    You guys are so right and it's down right pathetic as to how tight they still are on Rice's nuts. No rational thought is accepted. As UNLV moves forward under Menzies every decesion, recruit or win is questioned. Yet in year two under Menzies he stabilized program and took a pair of lower level D-1 starting guards that belong at Cleveland State or Eastern Illinois instead of UNLV and ends up 8-10 in the MWC. Essentially the exact same results for the prior 3 years under Rice where UNLV went 10-8, 8-10 and 8-10 in the MWC with a roster full of top recruits and NBA talent. They even wanted to give Rice a 6th year but feel Menzies should be fired after 2 years. Rice is completely responsible for the dumpster fire he created after Kruger left him a turn key top 25 program.
  10. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Alley-oop to the pg: https://twitter.com/dv3__/status/1054823439763034112?s=21
  11. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Also, Ethan Anderson: https://twitter.com/officialrealrun/status/1056756288497930240?s=21
  12. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    More Josh: https://twitter.com/mvojet1/status/1034194605166788609?s=21
  13. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Josh Pierre-Louis: https://twitter.com/elevatehoops/status/1021522697287811072?s=21
  14. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Bill Self on Menzies NMSU zone defense: https://youtu.be/9hioMQuiS8s
  15. PrimeReb

    UNLV recruiting

    Also, Ben Coupet looked good too!
×