Anthony Bennett was great for the UNLV Rebels last season. In fact, he was so great that he was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Although he may have been a one-and-done player, UNLV will not fall off of the map and it is putting together a great 2014 recruiting class.
The 2014 recruiting class may only consist of two players so far, but both will have a lot of potential. Dwayne Morgan is a four-star recruit and is ranked No. 34, while Goodluck Okonoboh is a five-star recruit and is ranked No. 21, according to ESPN.
Both players will have the talent to make instant impacts for the team, but the 2013-14 season has to begin before we get too far ahead of ourselves for the 2014-15 season. With that said, it is hard to not look forward to the 2014-15 season with such great freshmen set to join the team.
Adding more talent to the team would be huge, but what a great start to the 2014 recruiting class for UNLV.
Okonoboh is being ranked as the No. 4 center in the class and Morgan is being ranked as the No. 9 power forward.
UNLV is coming off of a somewhat disappointing season. Sure, the Rebels earned a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament, but they had the potential to be a top 10 team in college basketball. Instead, they finished with an overall record of 25-10 and a MWC record of 10-6. They were upset in their first game of the tourney by the No. 12 California Golden Bears.
The team may be losing Bennett and other talent, but it should still compete in the MWC. The future is looking very bright for this program no matter how you look at it.