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Top 50 recruit Dwayne Morgan picks UNLV over Georgetown, Maryland

Mar 27, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT


Dwayne Morgan, a top 50 forward in the Class of 2014 from Baltimore, announced that he has committed to UNLV on Wednesday afternoon. Morgan picked the Runnin’ Rebels over Georgetown and Maryland.

Morgan, who stands 6-foot-7, is UNLV’s first recruit in the Class of 2014, but when he finally reaches the Las Vegas campus, he’ll add to the stockpile of talent that Dave Rice has in his program. Even with Anthony Bennett heading to the NBA, Rice returns a loaded roster that will only get deeper with the addition of Roscoe Smith, Jelan Kendrick, Christian Wood and Kendall Smith. Given Morgan’s length, athleticism and skill level, he should be able to fit right in with this UNLV program.

Rice can clearly clean up on the recruiting trail.

Now the question becomes whether or not he can turn that talent into wins. His team was upset in the opening round of the NCAA tournament the past two seasons.

(Image via ESPN’s recruiting page)

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  1. coryfor3 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    More talent for the underachieving. I am not sure if it is coaching or not honestly but alot of talent has come through the door at UNLV recently and done nothing.

  2. cbad760 - Mar 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Great get for the Rebs. Beating Maryland and G-town out of a prized local prospect is no easy feat. As for coaching, Jury is still out on Rice. Just two years in, he was playing with many of Lons guys. That will no longer being the case moving forward. At BYU, he had a reputation for being a great offensive coach and was credited with a lot of Jimmers success. I think this is an important year for Coach Rice as he will have recruited virtually all of next years team. Lets see if they can becoming the Running Rebs again like he has said he wants.

  3. hardballtalkusername - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    Not a UNLV fan or anything, but for some reason I like it when they are a top 25 team. Probably since they are a mid major with a good history.

  4. MyTeamsAllStink - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    great another player Rice won’t coach

  5. urfinished - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    What has happened to Maryland? Losing local kids to UNLV? There has to be more to this story.

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