With January coming to an end, UNLV’s only hopes for an NCAA Tournament sit with an improbable run to the Mountain West Tournament championship in March.
It is almost time to look to the future.
And Kylan Boswell is going to take an official visit to UNLV, according to Krysten Peek.
Boswell is a five-star recruit, one of the top 20 players in the country in his class. The only problem is that Boswell is just a junior in high school. He would not be suiting up for the Rebels (or wherever he chooses to play) until the 2023-24 season.
It is almost time to look far into the future.
But Boswell’s recruiting rankings make it worth planning so far ahead. He is down to a final eight of UNLV, Arizona, Illinois, Texas Tech, Kansas, Michigan, USC & Oregon. An incredible list that UNLV probably doesn’t belong on.
But they have a shot and this weekend’s biggest test for Kevin Kruger won’t be at Colorado State, but rather with Boswell.
If he can land a commitment from a top 20 player – even one in the 2023 class – UNLV can start to dream of returning to the NCAA Tournament.
Just because Boswell is a junior, doesn’t mean he isn’t eager to pick a school. He told Zags Blog: “I would like to make a decision sooner than later. I think it’s good to commit and build the relationship.”
He also added about UNLV: “I have a good relationship with both coach (Kevin) Kruger and (Brandon) Chappell. They want me to help contribute right away.”
Kruger mostly stayed away from high school recruits in his first recruiting class. He may likely need to stay active in the transfer market to put a better team on the floor next season. But landing a top player in the 2023 class will give Kruger his first major flex as a recruiter.