The former Paterson (N.J.) Eastside star started in all 37 games for the Blue Dragons, averaging 17.3 points and 12.1 rebounds. The Newark, N.J., native posted 27 double-doubles. He was named MVP of the NJCAA Tournament and leaves the school as its record holder in career rebounds with 1,042 points. He also ranks fifth on the school chart in blocks with 117 and 14th in points with 1,042 “Watching Shakur play this season, his improvement was evident and is a tribute to his hard work and the national championship Hutchinson College program he is coming from,” Menzies said. “He is the National Junior College Player of the Year and is a winner. Our Runnin’ Rebel program is lucky to have such a solid and experienced player choose to join us over so many other top-tier schools.” UNLV now has a six-man class of McCoy, Juiston, Hardy, Tervell Beck, Chiekh Mbacke Diong and Anthony Smith. “I’d like to thank my staff for a tremendous job in recruiting these players,” Menzies said. “I am proud of the way we embodied the spirit of teamwork. When we were processing how to navigate the late signing period, we had to address several issues. Some of those things were balancing the classes, filling specific needs within the roster, the APR components and laying a solid foundation for immediate improvement as well as long-term success. I’m very pleased with the signatures we have to date and am very eager to get to work with these young men.
Shakur Juiston to UNLV. Huge 24 hours for Marvin Menzies pic.twitter.com/BB0dKFtC1J— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 26, 2017