Blessd and truly thankful to say I've committed to UNLV !!! pic.twitter.com/w4aw8gFidU— Brandon McCoy (@flyguyfreddyy) April 26, 2017
McCoy, the No.15 player overall in the ESPN 100 and the No. 4 center, was named a McDonald's All-American and was a participant in the Jordan Brand Classic.
"I felt very comfortable with the coaching staff and loved the campus. I want to get UNLV back the way it was in the 1990s," McCoy told ESPN.
At 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds, McCoy brings a powerful frame. He moves with ease and has high athletic ability for a player his size.
He competes with a strong motor and should be an immediate help in the paint, on the glass and blocking shots at the rim. He has soft hands when it comes to scoring, and his entire skill package is viewed as underrated.
The Rebels hired Marvin Menzies last April after his successful campaign at New Mexico State. Menzies has always been known as an ace recruiter, and this becomes a major coup for UNLV. The Rebels needed a strong first recruiting class under Menzies after an 11-21 finish this past season. Landing McCoy sends a statement that UNLV is on its way back.
The big man should have an impact on UNLV from day one and is focused on helping the Rebels win and then making it to the NBA.
"Being in the gym is how I got to be where I am today. If I stay on course and develop as a person and a player, I can reach my goal to get to the NBA," McCoy said.