UNLV Basketball: Runnin' Rebels Land Top Recruit Savon Goodman

Mick AkersAnalyst IJune 16, 2012

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Head coach Dave Rice and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels nabbed the final piece to their 2012-13 recruiting class when the Rivals No. 72-ranked, Savon Goodman signed with the Rebels, filling up their final scholarship for this year's crop of recruits.

Goodman is a 6'6" forward who will add to the already impressive frontcourt for the Rebels, joining Rivals No. 7-ranked Anthony Bennett, Rivals No. 144-ranked Demetris Morant, transfers Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith and returning NBA prospect, Mike Moser, giving UNLV one of the strongest, if not the strongest frontcourt in the nation.

Coach Rice told RunRebs.com that if Smith clears his eligibility waivers and can play this upcoming season, then Goodman understands he will be asked to redshirt for the 2012-13 season.

"I was very honest through the whole process with Savon about Roscoe Smith," Rice said. "Savon knows if the waiver (for Smith) is approved, he'll redshirt."

The Rebels have all kinds of hype surrounding them now, as joining the slew of big men talent, UNLV also have talented guards in seniors Anthony Marshall and Justin Hawkins, in addition to newcomers Rivals No. 38-rated Katin Reinhardt, DaQuan Cook and transfer Bryce Jones.

ESPN currently has UNLV's 2012 class as the No. 13 ranked class, but that is not including any transfers, as newcomers are the only ones counted in the rankings. With the addition of Goodman, they should move up a few spots.