UNLV and head coach Marvin Menzies are having quite a 24-hour recruiting run.
Less than one day after landing top-15 recruit Brandon McCoy, UNLV signed Shakur Juiston, the National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year, and Amauri Hardy, a point guard out of North Farmington (MI).
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Hutchinson (KS) Community College chose UNLV over DePaul, and Iowa State. Rutgers, Kansas and Rhode Island were also involved.
“It was a tough decision between UNLV, Iowa State and DePaul,” Hutchinson assistant Jay Cyriac said. “Shakur felt very comfortable with what he saw on his visit to UNLV. Coach Menzies actively recruited him and was able to build a strong relationship. The guidance and mentorship that [Playaz director] Jim Salmon offered him through the process was one that helped him weigh all his options. Shakur ultimately felt that the atmosphere at UNLV was similar to what he had here at Hutch. UNLV fans are getting a great one!”
Shakur Juiston to UNLV. Huge 24 hours for Marvin Menzies pic.twitter.com/BB0dKFtC1J
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 26, 2017
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.