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Jimmy Kimmel: UNLV booster?

May 8, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

Anthony Bennett, T.J. Warren

Earlier today, Adam Zagoria tweeted out that Anthony Bennett, the Findlay Prep star and the most-highly regarded member of the Class of 2012 that has yet to decide on a destination for the 2012-2013 season, was leaning “90 percent” towards UNLV over Oregon.

It makes some sense. Findlay Prep is in Las Vegas. UNLV is a much better program than Oregon, even if the Ducks will forever be on the cutting edge of swag thanks to Phil Knight’s connection to the university. Playing for a team in the top ten — where UNLV will be — is much more appealing than playing in a program that can be described as middle-of-the-pack Pac-12.

Perhaps what sets UNLV apart, however, is that they have the support of Jimmy Kimmel, who found time to tweet at Anthony Bennett about becoming a member of the Rebels in between running a late-night TV show and speaking at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner:


Kimmel spent a year at UNLV before transferring to Arizona State, according his wikipedia page.

I guess this means that Kimmel is the most famous person to commit a recruiting violation.

Since we all like youtube videos, here’s some of Anthony Bennett’s best:

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.

  1. imforbigblue - May 8, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    Yeah because UNLV is so much better than UK or FL. Dont fool yourself he dropped both schools because the kid is dumber than a box of rocks and cant get the grades to get in those school’s

  2. gq2scoops - May 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    You could just take the high road and say nothing or say congrats…Happy to see UNLV back to prominence, but just like a typical BBN fan to take shots at a kid just because he wanted to stay home…Grow up man!

  3. bozosforall - May 8, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Jimmy Kimmel is a spastic loser.

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