May 8, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT
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:
- Jabari Parker on a potential move to two-and-done: ‘I think that’s ridiculous’ 4
- John Calipari appears on ‘The Colbert Report’ (VIDEO) 1
- Auburn will not appeal Bruce Pearl’s show-cause penalty 3
- Kentucky freshman Julius Randle entering NBA Draft 0
- ACC’s league schedule highlights the flaws of massive power conferences 4
- Report: Tennessee hires Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall 1
- Rice transfer Sean Obi commits to Duke 1
- #UMassUnited: Thousands show to support Derrick Gordon during Westboro Baptist Church protest (18)
- Reports: Missouri’s Frank Haith agrees to take the Tulsa job (11)
- Jabari Parker is headed to the NBA (9)
- Adam Silver says raising NBA’s age limit a top priority (7)
- Former Marquette commits Ahmed Hill, Satchel Pierce follow Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech (7)