UNLV Summer Recruiting Primer: 2017 Frontcourt Prospects

Billy Preston

Class of 2017 prospect Billy Preston. Photo via 247sports.com.

Earlier in the spring, we looked at some of the Rebels’ recruiting targets in the Class of 2016 with our Summer Recruiting Primer series. On Monday, we looked even further forward with a rundown of UNLV’s backcourt targets in 2017. Today, we’re finishing up with a look at the frontcourt prospects in the Class of 2017, a group littered with local talent:

Greg Floyd
Desert Pines
Small forward (Rank: N/A)
Floyd picked up an offer from UNLV in the spring after flashing strong perimeter skills for his 6-foot-8 frame. A good summer would bring the big programs to his door. He’s already got offers from Arizona, San Diego State, Boston College, USC and Colorado State.

Oshae Brissett
Findlay Prep
Small forward (Rank: No. 58)
Brissett was able to carve out a solid role on last year’s Findlay Prep team as a sophomore, and that’s saying something. The 6-foot-8 small forward averaged 4.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game, and he drew rave reviews for his hustle. UNLV has offered, as have schools such as UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

Billy Preston
Bellflower, Calif.
Power forward (Rank: No. 6)
Preston is one of the most versatile scorers among all big men in the Class of 2017, able to score with power and skill. He’ll be at the Under Armour All-America Camp this week, and there’s a good chance UNLV will be keeping an eye on him. The Rebels have already offered, as have Kansas, UConn, UCLA, Arizona State, Utah and USC.

P.J. Washington
Findlay Prep
Power forward (Rank: No. 26)
Washington is a bit undersized at 6-foot-7, but that didn’t stop him from posting 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last year at Findlay Prep in 22.2 minutes. UNLV, Texas, Baylor, Cal and Arizona State have offered at this point.

Andre Rafus
St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.)
Small forward (Rank: No. 59)
UNLV may have a bit of an inside track on Rafus, as he attended the same Baltimore-area high school as current Rebel Dwayne Morgan, though Rafus will transfer to powerhouse St. Benedict’s next year. At 6-foot-9, 190 pounds, Rafus still has a lot of filling out to do, but he’s bouncy and skilled enough to have drawn offers from UNLV, Georgetown, St. John’s, UConn and Wichita State.

Brian Bowen
Arthur Hill (Saginaw, Mich.)
Small forward (Rank: No. 14)
We wrote about Bowen a few weeks ago, when UNLV first offered the 6-foot-6 forward. He posted 19 points, 14 rebounds and four assists per game as a sophomore last season.

Isiah Jasey
Ellison (Killeen, Texas)
Power forward (Rank: No. 55)
UNLV offered Jasey last summer, and they’re still actively in the mix for the 6-foot-8 bruiser. With his length and low-post power, he would be a solid addition to the Rebels’ frontcourt. Texas, UConn and SMU are also recruiting Jasey.

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