Las Vegas – After narrowing his choice of schools down to either UNLV or Oregon last weekend the number 7th ranked recruit in the country Anthony Bennett picked UNLV. The 6-foot-8 foward from from Henderson’s Findlay Prep has been at the top of the list of many big name schools inluding Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Florida. Bennett joins an already impressive recruiting class for Coach Dave Rice and Runnin’ Rebels who already signed Katin Reinhardt (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./Mater Dei) and transfer Khem Birch, a former McDonald’s All-American. Bennett tweeted this afternoon his choice this afternoon “Staying out West & will be going to #UNLV next yr .. Appreciate everyone that supported me through all this”. Bennett is the higest ranked recruit ofr UNLV since Larry Johnson.
PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 7: Anthony Bennett #10 of the World Select Team shoots against Kaleb Tarczewski #12 the USA Junior Select Team during the 2012 Hoop Summit on April 7, 2012 at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)Credit: Sam Forencich Getty Images