Johnny High (1977-79/ Basketball)





Johnny High is recognized as one of the finest all-around guards to ever play basketball at Nevada. His two year career, during the 1977-78 and 78-79 seasons, was highlighted by the team’s 40-15 combined record, an appearance in the 1979 National Invitation Tournament, and several individual achievements. High still holds the season steals record (115) and was All West Coast Athletic Conference in 1978 after averaging 17.4 points per game with impressive assist and steal figures to go with the average High was selected in the second round of the NBA draft by Phoenix Suns, where he had a five-year NBA career. His induction to the Hall is posthumous. High died in a traffic accident in June of 1987 in Phoenix. He was 30.

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Fiyin Olusola

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The sophomore ran to an event win in the 100m hurdles Saturday afternoon at the Hornet Invite. The California native clocked in at 13.62 seconds. Her time in the event is a personal record and also ranks as the second-fastest time in the Nevada all-time outdoor record book. It is the best time in the Mountain West so far this outdoor season by a full second.

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