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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Land 2014 Commitment From Forward Dwayne Morgan

Kelley L. Cox-USA Today Sports

UNLV head coach Dave Rice made a nice splash within the class of 2014 on Wednesday as Dwayne Morgan pledged his commitment to the Runnin’ Rebels.

Morgan, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Baltimore, Maryland will head cross country in 2014, joining the Rebels for the 2014-15 season. With all the talk about the class of 2013 wrapping up its final commitments on the recruiting circuit, Morgan is among one of the top prospects within the junior class.

In fact, ESPNU Recruiting lists Morgan as the 29th best prospect within the class of 2014 for the time being. During his recruitment, Morgan had been hearing from a number of high-major schools, especially along the east coast, but when all was said and done, UNLV ended up being the selection.

Prior to his decision on Wednesday, Morgan had been debating between the Rebels, Georgetown and Maryland. The fact that Rice was able to go cross country and land one of the nation’s top junior prospects says a lot about UNLV. Since taking over the Rebels program however, landing top prospects has been nothing new to Rice and Rebels’ fans.

Over the course of the past two seasons, UNLV has been a highly competitive program, but the Rebels have been upset in the Round of 64 in each of the past two years. The Rebels will lose superstar freshman Anthony Bennett to the NBA Draft this season, but UNLV does welcome back a pretty solid group of talent for the 2013-14 season.

Morgan however, will not join the program until the year after, but once again, the future is looking bright for UNLV and Morgan is just the latest example of that.

 

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