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February 21, 2014

On Point: Rebels get experienced guard

Rebel-Net.com has learned that point guard Cody Doolin has given a verbal commitment to the Runnin' Rebels.

Because Doolin played in four games during his senior season for the Dons, he must be granted a waiver by the NCAA to play for UNLV.  Given the nature of his departure, it is expected that his waiver will be granted.

With an epic head-to-head battle with UNR's Deonte Burton, Doolin had a fast

start to his senior season with 33 points against the Wolf Pack.  However, averaging 13 points and 7 assists on the season, Doolin decided to leave the Dons after just four games into his senior campaign, citing personal reasons. 

The 6-2 guard from Austin, Texas (Westlake) tallied 451 career assists (2nd all-time) and 154 steals (3rd all-time) at San Francisco.  Not especially flashy, he's a prototypical WCC point guard possessing a heady, steady floor game with ability in the clutch. 

Aside from his 33 points against UNR, Doolin had many outstanding games in his career.  Included are a 33 point game against St. Mary's in the 2012 WCC tournament, an 18 point, 14 assist effort against St. Johns (2012), and a 22 point, 10 assist game against BYU (2012).  In 2011, as a freshman, Doolin went for a then career high 23 points, including a crucial three point play with four seconds left in overtime, to stun heavily favored Gonzaga. 

Doolin is an example of a player who extended far beyond his high school ranking.  Only rated as a 3-star prospect in the class of 2010, Doolin' produced solid numbers in starting every game in his career (103) for the Dons. 

Despite leaving the team, Doolin has remained at San Francisco and is on track to graduate with a degree in finance, magna cum laude. 

Though he won't be included in any class rankings, Doolin adds another strong piece to UNLV's recruiting class of Dwayne Morgan, Rashad Vaughn and Goodluck Okonoboh.  As a floor general and experienced leader, Doolin' may be the glue that UNLV needs most.

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