LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Shane Nowell, a 6-foot-6 guard who played his freshman season at Arizona, is transferring to play basketball at UNLV, coach Kevin Kruger said Thursday.
Nowell will be a sophomore at UNLV with three years of eligibility remaining.
Nowell, 210 pounds, played in 19 games for Arizona this past season, averaging 3.5 minutes. He was a standout at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash., outside Seattle, as a senior during the 2020-21 season when ESPN rated him as the 16th best college prospect as his position.
Kruger said Nowell has great size and strength.
“He embraces playing defense at a high level and will offer versatility on the offensive end,” Kruger said in a news release by UNLV.
Nowell’s brother, Jaylen Nowell, was the Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2018-19 at Washington and plays in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Nowell is the sixth new incoming player to join the program for the upcoming season.