It has been a good 24 hours for UNLV basketball.
Late last night, UNLV picked up a commitment from five-star power forward Brandon McCoy, the No. 13 recruit in the 2018 class. Now, the Runnin’ Rebels have made another big recruiting splash.
Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College three-star power forward Shakur Juiston committed to UNLV moments ago. He is the No. 4 JUCO prospect in the 2017 class.
Shakur Juiston (6'7, F, 2017) of Hutchinson CC has committed to UNLV. Juiston was the #1 rated Player by https://t.co/hxv043VVMm & NJCAA POY
— JucoRecruiting.com (@JucoRecruiting) April 26, 2017
The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Juiston also held offers from DePaul, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma and URI.
In addition to McCoy and Juiston, UNLV will welcome four-star Cheikh Mbacke Diong to campus next year.
This is good news for a UNLV program that is coming off an 11-21 season under Marvin Menzies.