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Top 57 Greatest UNLV Runnin Rebels of All Time: Part 1


Franchise Sports Media’s UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Basketball insider Jeff Waddilove ranked the Top 57 players in UNLV basketball history. This is the first installment of our FSM UNLV basketball series commemorating the 30 year anniversay of the Runnin’ Rebels NCAA Championship.



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50. Moses Scurry (1988-90)- If you ever see highlights of the 1990 Rebels, there’s a better than good chance that you will see a video of Moses Scurry screaming his head off. Whether it was after a vicious slam dunk by the reserve big man, or cheering his fellow Rebels on from the sideline emphatically, Scurry was an in-your-face personality. In 67 games played at UNLV, Scurry averaged 7.6 points and five rebounds per contest.


51. Larry Moffet (1976-77)- Only played a single season, but was an integral part of the Hardway Eight squad. At 6’8, Moffett was a tremendous rebounder and shot-blocker for the Final Four team. Moffett averaged 8 points and nine rebounds for the loaded Rebels. Coach Tark actually went on record as saying if Moffett hadn’t broken his nose against Carolina in the Final Four, that UNLV would have beaten the Tarheels.



52. Christian Wood (2013-15)- There’s no question that Dave Rice and Stacey Augmon could land dudes while they were coaching at UNLV. Wood played his prep ball at Findlay Prep and committed to the Rebels early in the process. After playing sparingly as a freshman, Wood broke out as a sophomore to the tune of 15.7 points per game, ten rebounds, and almost three blocks per game. After declaring early and going undrafted, Wood has used hard work and determination to make himself a mainstay in the NBA.


53. Odis Allison (1969-71)- Another in the long line of 6’6 serial scorers to play for the Rebels. Allison scored 857 points in only 48 games played at UNLV. The Golden State Warriors drafted him in the 5th round of the 1971 draft. He played for the Warriors in the NBA (1971–72) for 36 games


54. Booker Washington (1969-72)- Booker was a standout for former UNLV head man, Rolland Todd. Booker was known as a long-distance sniper back in the time when there was no three-point line. His 17.5 points per game and over 1,100 points scored over his career would have been inflated far more if there had been a three-point arc. In 1986, at the age of 42, the former UNLV sharpshooter died of a heart attack in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After UNLV, Washington worked for the Stardust, Hacienda, and at the Dunes golf course.


55. Dedan Thomas (1991-94)- The Runnin’ mate of JR Rider, Thomas, was the last point guard to lace them up for Jerry Tarkanian while he was the head coach at UNLV. He had 549 assists in his career for the Rebels, and 151 steals. Thomas is the founder and head coach of the Weast Coast Rebels basketball program.


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56. Warren Rosegreen (1995-97)- Rosegreen might only have stood 6’5, but he was one of the most dominant rebounders in school history. Rosegreen was built like a pitbull and could jump like Derrick Jones Jr. At UNLV he averaged 9.4 points and 8.7 rebounds for his career.


57. Curtis Terry (2004-08)- Brother of former NBA standout Jason Terry, Curtis was a four year player for the Rebels under Lon Kruger. Terry had some frustrating and head-scratching moments in his first few seasons, but by the time he was a senior, he’d developed himself into a bonafide star and floor general. Terry averaged 11.9 points per game, 4.8 assists per game, and 3.2 rebounds per game as a senior.


Tomorrow on Franchise Sports Media, our UNLV men’s basketball insider Jeff Waddilove will release his top 57 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels #49-40 in the second installment of our series. Please feel free to leave a comment in our comment section and let Jeff know how wrong or right he is!

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-Jeff Waddilove – Franchise Sports Media


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