UNLV has landed a commitment from the top career high school scorer in Nevada, Lincoln County senior guard Dantley Walker. Walker, a 5-10 point guard, has starred for four years for the Lynx, from the rural Nevada town of Panaca. He has already eclipsed the 60-point mark three times this season, including a state-record 73 against Agassi Prep back on February 1st. Overall, he is averaging over 35 points and more than 10 assists per game this season. Walker also reportedly drew interest from BYU, Utah State, and Weber State among other schools, but the Runnin’ Rebels were the first school to formally offer him a scholarship. Walker jumped at the chance. He told the R-J that playing for UNLV is “a dream come true,” adding he’s been a Rebel fan “ever since I can remember.”
Walker can’t officially sign with UNLV until the start of the spring signing period on April 13. Until then, Coach Lon Kruger is prohibited by NCAA rules from commenting on him. Walker plans to leave in August for his two-year Mormon mission, but will be eligible to join the Runnin Rebels for the 2013-14 season.