Kevin Kruger has stocked his roster from the benches of the power conference schools, and he may not be done. UNLV has reached out to Texas A&M transfer Jaxson Robinson, according to Jake Weingarten.
Robinson was a four-star recruit (and top 70) in the class of 2020 by 247 Sports. He went to Texas A&M, but played just 9.8 minutes per game.
As a freshman, Robinson took just 31 shots. So there is not a large enough sample size to make any determination off his 2.1 points per game for the Aggies.
UNLV might have a shot at landing Robinson because when he committed to Texas A&M, Oklahoma was one of his finalists. Kevin Kruger hired Carlin Hartman away from Oklahoma and Lon Kruger, while not in an official role with the team, is in Vegas.
Could that prior relationship be enough to pry Robinson away from the power conference? The Rebels landed four Big 12 transfers already.
But Robinson has interest from Ohio State, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wake Forest, Oregon, Arkansas and plenty of other mid majors like Nevada and Creighton.
The list is impressive, and UNLV does not stand out. So Hartman and Kruger’s relationship will likely be key.
Kevin Kruger has two (maybe three pending Arthur Kaluma’s decision) roster spots left to fill. The Rebels only have three wing players in Nick Blake, Donovan Williams and Justin Webster.
Recruiting another wing is interesting. If all three current Rebels perform well there is not a strong need for more wings. But any injuries or poor performances and UNLV will be turning to point guards like Marvin Coleman or Keshon Gilbert to provide wing depth.
Plus Robinson would probably push one of the Blake, Williams or Webster out of the rotation. Kruger should always be looking to upgrade his roster, but managing minutes next season would be fascinating for a team that relied on landing transfers looking for more playing time.