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2012 Constitution (Pa.) forward Savon Goodman commits to UNLV

Jun 16, 2012, 9:26 AM EDT

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Recruiting successes keep coming for head coach Dave Rice and UNLV.

Already having scored a late commitment from Top 10 prospect Anthony Bennett, Friday brought more good news, as Constitution (Pa.) forward Savon Goodman pledged his name to the Runnin’ Rebels via Twitter.

Goodman joins Bennett, guards Katin Reinhardt and DaQuan Cook, athletic forward Demetris Morant, and transfers Bryce Jones and Khem Birch in UNLV’s Class of 2012.

Birch becomes eligible mid-season, and Connecticut transfer Roscoe Smith is applying for to the NCAA for an eligibility waiver, following UConn’s 2012-13 postseason ban, which was spurred by the Huskies’ low Academic Progress Rate.

If Smith is granted the waiver, which would change the NCAA’s typical pattern of ruling on such matters, Goodman would redshirt, according to Ryan Greene of RunRebs.com.

Questions had been raised about whether Goodman would remain in the Class of 2012 and, if he did, whether he would qualify.

Also according to Greene, Goodman will be enrolled in UNLV’s third session of summer school, which begins July 9, which means he would make the team’s planned summer trip to Canada.

The 6-6, 190-pound Goodman was down to UNLV and SMU and recently visited the UNLV campus. He gives the Rebels another athletic frontcourt piece, which makes them even more dangerous in an up-tempo transition game.

UNLV finished 26-9 last season, including 9-5 in the Mountain West. The biggest key to last season’s success, leading scorer and rebounder Mike Moser, will return for his junior year.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. imforbigblue - Jun 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Yeah this kid is great his two picks SMU or UnLV lol

  2. rohlo - Jun 16, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    san diego state still owns the rebs..they have been getting great players/atheltes ,but the team concept isnt really there..the element outside the court doesnt help either with the 24/7 lifestyle there.. i lived in vegas for a while and student athletes would always be partying in the clubs.

    steve fisher>>>dave rice and runs a better & stable program..sdsu has a great class coming in as well with alot of depth and ill take fishers X’S AND O’S over rice’s any day.. pretty soon the rebs will the lame MWC all to themselves as sdsu leaves for football and big east money that will be spread all throughout the athletic program.the reports are 7-8 million from big east and they will have a tv contract likely with nbc and nbc sports with regional coverage from espn and basketball regional with fox sports and espn..much better than the lame tv contract the MWC has.yeah the big west isnt that great basketball wise compared to what they are leaving behind,but unlv won a national championship from that very same big west when the big west was even weaker than it is now.if unlv had any resemblance of a football program they prob would have been invited to the big east.. yes the big east wont be what it was,but the money will definitely be better than whatever the MWC does and the big east conference will still be much better than the leftovers from the MWC and conference USA… LOL

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