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Sports Illustrated Features Javale McGee

Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated has written a great feature on former Wolf Pack center Javale McGee.

McGee played at Nevada for two seasons from 2006-08. An amazingly athletic 7-footer, he led the WAC and ranked 14th in the nation in blocked shots in 2007-08 and ended his Nevada career ranked fourth on the school career charts with 120 blocked shots.

He was taken as the 18th pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and was recently traded to the Denver Nuggets. 

Catching Up With Todd Okeson & Armon Johnson

Two more former members of the Nevada men's basketball program are on the move...

Former guard Todd Okeson, one of the stars of the 2004 NCAA Sweet Sixteen run, was just named an assistant coach at Southern Utah. Okeson had spent the last three years on former Wolf Pack head coach Mark Fox's staff at the University of Georgia.

Former Wolf Pack guard Armon Johnson recently signed a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets. He spent last year and the first part of this season with Portland Trailblazers after being drafted in the second round in 2010.

Congratulations to Trent Johnson

Congratulations to former Nevada head basketball coach Trent Johnson who was introduced as the new head coach at TCU today.

Johnson turned in a 79-74 record in five years as Nevada's head coach before moving on to coach at Stanford and LSU. His best year at Nevada came in 2003-04 when he led the Wolf Pack to a 25-9 record, the first of five consecutive WAC regular-season titles and a run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. 

Coleman Wins State Championship

Congratulations to future Nevada men's basketball student-athlete Marqueze Coleman who scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead his Mission Hills Alemany team to the state Division III championship on Saturday in Sacramento. Here's a story on Coleman's contributions in the victory (with some video), courtesy of  Ron Guild and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.

Catching Up With Some Former Wolf Pack Basketball Players

It's been a busy few days for some former Wolf Pack men's basketball players:

Congratulations to Matt Ochs who was just named the head coach of the Reno High Schools boys basketball program - link

Ramon Sessions is tearing it up in Los Angeles since being traded to the Lakers recently - link

And JaVale McGee is contributing to the Denver Nuggets after his trade and even made the game-winning dunk in his debut on Wednesday night - link and link

Basketball Signee Coleman Heads to State Title Game

Although the Wolf Pack men's basketball season ended last night, a future member of the team is still playing this weekend. Nevada signee Marqueze Coleman and his Alemany high school team in Mission Hills, Calif., will play for the CIF Division III championship Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in Sacramento. Coleman is averaging 21.5 points per game for Alemany, which has turned in a 32-4 record this year and has won nine playoff games in a row heading into Saturday's game.

It has been a big week for Coleman as he was named a winner of the 2012 John R. Wooden Award High School Player of the Year award on Wednesday. Coleman will receive that award at the Wooden Award Gala at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April. Coleman will be the one of two student-athletes on the 2012-13 Wolf Pack team to have won that prestigious award, joining current sophomore sensation Deonte Burton who won it in 2010.

Coleman was also named the 2012 CIF Southern Section co-Div. III-A Player of the Year, while Coleman and his fellow Wolf Pack signee, Cole Huff of Campbell Hall High School, have been named to the CIF All-Southern Section first team.

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