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Recruiting: Nevada

Posted: Friday November 10, 2006 12:54PM; Updated: Monday November 13, 2006 2:52PM
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State Champ: UNLV

Top Nevada-Produced Recruits: '04-07
Player Pos. Stars School Cl.
Marcus Lawrence PG 4 UNLV '06
Billy White SF 3 San Diego St. '07
Nate Schulte SF 3 Undecided '07
Armon Johnson SG 2 Nevada '07
Keith Olson PF - Northern Arizona '07
Jonathan Tavernari SG - BYU '06
Heiden Ratner PG 2 Undecided '07
Hank Thorns PG 2 Undecided '07
** Ranked in RISE's Top 100
Stars is star rating on scout.com
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The Rebels won this title by landing Marcus Lawrence, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas. Lawrence was rated the No. 3 point guard in the west by scout.com and the No. 24 overall point guard. He also has the distinction of being the only four-star prospect to come out of a Nevada high school during this stretch. Las Vegas hasn't been entirely devoid of prospects, but residents such as Lorrenzo Wade (Louisville, and now San Diego State) and Harvey Perry (Washington) have made jumps to prep schools before landing in college.

Outside Player: San Diego St.

San Diego State was in the running for Lawrence and lost, but returned to Nevada to sign arguably the state's best prospect in the class of 2007, small forward Billy White from Henderson's Green Valley High.

Dragging In-State: ???

It's a thin list -- and a weak state -- with just one four-star prospect during the four-year stretch. You can't blame UNLV and Nevada for only taking one player each.

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