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.

Student-Athlete of the Week Athlete of the Week

Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

Madison Morell


Madison Morell had a career-day in Nevada's 3-2 upset of No. 25 Wyoming. Morell set a new career-high with 31 kills, including five in the fifth set. Her 31 kills was just one shy of tying the program record of 32 set by Lauren Netherby. The Plano, Texas, native is the first player in the Mountain West this season to register 30+ kills and is also tied for ninth in the nation for most kills in a five-set match this season.

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