NEW YORK — Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 7-foot center Stephen Zimmerman announced late Thursday that he plans to attend UNLV next season. Zimmerman, who is playing in today’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, won four state titles while at Bishop Gorman. He chose the hometown Rebels over Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona and UCLA. Zimmerman’s mother, Lori Stevens, went to school with UNLV coach Dave Rice at UNLV.
It is worth noting, however, that Zimmerman, like some other recent high-profile athletes, has said he does not plan to sign a National Letter of Intent.
Zimmerman’s announcement came via Twitter:
Then, he followed it with this awesome Tweet:
Zimmerman averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds last season at Bishop Gorman. With his announcement, the Rebels are officially on a roll. On Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period for basketball, UNLV signed Derrick Jones of Archbishop Carroll (Radnor, Pa.).
Jones, a 6-7 small forward was Archbishop Carroll’s highest scorer in school history and had 1,645 points and had 1,029 rebounds in his career.