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  1. If he is, why isn't he showing up on the grad list from the athletics site? "UNLV SPRING/SUMMER 2019 GRADUATES MEN'S BASKETBALL (3) Kris Clyburn, B.S. - Urban StudiesShakur Juiston, B.A. - SociologyNoah Robotham, B.A. - Economics" https://unlvrebels.com/news/2019/5/17/general-more-than-70-rebels-set-for-saturdays-commencement.aspx
  2. Bangai is in the portal according to LVRJ
  3. So he either goes pro or comes back to unlv? Doubt he'd want to sit out a year redshirting. Maybe need to leave a schollie open for him.
  4. Can't embed texts for some reason. Tyler Bischoff @Bischoff_Tyler · 30m Will have to sit out next season then have three years to play. Wood scored 4.5 points per game as a freshman at Tulane. He shot 37% from three, but only took 51 last year. Quote Tweet RGJ preps @RGJpreps · 9h Galena grad Moses Wood will transfer to UNLV from Tulane. 1 1 8
  5. Yeah, he might be done because of that, but if he can return, he would be better than Dembele in Otz's offfense. He didn't play a lick of defense at UNLV, but he scored 15 points vs NAU a couple years ago and went 3 of 4 from 3 pt range in his limited playing time.
  6. Is Djorgie coming back? The funny thing is he might be the one center who fits Otz's offense the most.
  7. Mike Grimala‏ @MikeGrimala FollowFollow @MikeGrimala More Cheickna Dembele has withdrawn his name from the transfer portal and plans to stay at UNLV, according to a source. 10:20 AM - 19 Apr 2019
  8. Aslowwhiteguy approves of this message. He was a big Menzies fan for UNLV after Dave. They should go for it.
  9. Yeah, that amount was eye-opening to me too.
  10. Interesting that no booster money was used for Otz, per the LV Sun https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2019/apr/03/unlv-receiving-no-boost-for-otzelberger-contract-s/ By Mike Grimala Wed, Apr 3, 2019 (2 a.m.) T.J. Otzelberger will soon become the highest-paid basketball coach in UNLV history, and the school’s athletic department will be footing the entire bill. Despite speculation during the coaching search that program boosters were organized in an effort to fund the Rebels’ next hire, athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois told the Sun on Tuesday that no such agreement was ever in place and that the entirety of Otzelberger’s contract will be paid from UNLV’s athletics budget. Otzelberger’s five-year deal runs through the 2023-24 season and will pay him a total of $6.5 million. The pact is fully guaranteed, in line with industry standards. The contract of previous coach Marvin Menzies was not fully guaranteed; Menzies was set to make $800,000 for each of the next two seasons, but UNLV is only responsible for paying half that amount after firing him on March 15. Otzelberger is set to make $1.1 million in 2019-20, with escalating raises of $100,000 every year. Reed-Francois said the bump from Menzies’ $800,000 to Otzelberger’s $1.1 million will mostly be covered by increased revenue from UNLV’s broadcast contract with Learfield Communications. UNLV signed a 10-year deal with Learfield in 2017-18 that will bring in a guaranteed $45 million for the school. Boosters play a big role in Division I athletics, as they can supplement (and sometimes even dwarf) a program's budget when the school is attempting to make a run at a coach who can command a high salary. They can also help the school pay the buyout of a fired coach, alleviating the university's financial burden. UNLV's regular boosters are notoriously disorganized and difficult to manage, however, often leaving the athletic department to handle its own business. Though he’s not yet the highest-paid coach in Rebels history, Otzelberger only has to make it through one year to claim that title. Former coach Lon Kruger made $1.125 million in his last year at UNLV before leaving for Oklahoma. Otzelberger will surpass that mark by making $1.2 million in 2020-21. Otzelberger can also earn more money by reaching performance incentives. Some of the notable bonus milestones written into his contract: Mountain West regular-season championship: $25,000 Mountain West tournament championship: $25,000 NCAA tournament at-large berth: $25,000 NCAA tournament Final Four berth: $50,000 NCAA tournament championship: $100,000 NIT at-large berth: $15,000 NIT championship: $25,000 Mike Grimala can be reached at 702-948-7844 or michael.grimala@gmgvegas.com. Follow Mike on Twitter at twitter.com/mikegrimala.