Heat Sign Khem Birch and Andre Dawkins for Training Camp

Khem Birch went undrafted, but signed with the Heat after working out with them prior to the 2014 NBA Draft. After losing LeBron this offseason, the Miami Heat have been making lots of moves to try to make up for the loss of King James. Miami has reportedly just made two more signings. According to recent reports, UNLV big man Khem Birch and Duke shooting guard Andre Dawkins to their...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat reportedly add Andre Dawkins, Khem Birch to training camp roster

With a little more than three weeks to go until the start of training camp, the Miami Heat signed a pair of undrafted players Tuesday to bolster their squad. Just one spot remains out of a maximum 20 players that the Heat can bring into camp with the additions of former Duke shooting guard Andre Dawkins and UNLV big man Khem Birch to the team on non-guaranteed contracts, according...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Who the hell is that? What’s there to know about Wizards ‘blockmeister’ Daniel Theis

The hype surrounding the Wizards Summer League team this year has mostly been revolved around the development of Otto Porter and Glen Rice Jr. Besides UNLV standout Khem Birch, an undrafted free agent, not many others on the roster have been under intricate observation, because as Joe explained in his column yesterday, the Wizards for […] The post Who the hell is that? What’s...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Getting to the NBA the Hard Way

The 2014 NBA Draft has passed, but the journey is not over for the players not among the 60 selected. Who are the top undrafted free agents from 2014? From Andrew Wiggins to Cory Jefferson, 60 players heard their names called on Thursday night, but every year there are athletes who slip through the cracks. Forced to make a team via impressive showings in the NBA Summer League and...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Khem Birch: The Future In Canada Is Basketball

Canada’s own Khem Birch was one of the best shot blockers in all of college basketball last season as the 6’9 big man averaged a double-double with 3.8 blocks per game for UNLV as a junior and he is on the Raptors radar as a future potential rim protector in Toronto. “There are a lot of young guys coming up (who are) my brother’s age of 14 years old and every time I do something...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Khem Birch Declares For NBA Draft

Khem Birch will leave UNLV for the 2014 NBA Draft. Birch is a 6'9, 220 power forward out of Montreal, who spent part of his freshman season at Pitt before transfering. Birch was a McDonald's All-American in 2011.
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Small Forwards in the 2014 NBA Draft

Kentucky freshman Julius Randle has held down the top spot in the updated Power Forward Rankings for the 2014 NBA Draft. Louisville sophomore made a return appearance in the overall Top 10, and has moved up to No. 2 at his position. The biggest storylines are Swiss big man Clint Capela jumping more than 10 spots, Florida senior Patric Young rising from No. 18 to No. 10, and Arkansas...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wyoming’s Josh Adams posterizes UNLV’s Khem Birch

Wyoming’s Josh threw down this powerful two-handed flush over UNLV’s Khem Birch during Thursday’s Mountain West tournament game. The 6-foot-2 guard finished with 24 points on the night, no two prettier than this dunk in the first half. UNLV got the better of Wyoming in the end, winning 71-67. Video below: The post Wyoming’s Josh Adams posterizes UNLV’s Khem Birch appeared...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Wyoming G Josh Adams with sick dunk on Khem Birch (Video)

Wyoming sophomore guard Josh Adams had himself a game on Thursday against UNLV in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament. Adams scored 18 points in the first 15 minutes of the game, including a spectacular double-clutch dunk around UNLV big man Khem Birch. Birch is one of the best shot-blockers in college basketball, […]
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV beats Utah State 73-62

Kevin Olekaibe scored 21 points and Bryce Dejean-Jones added 17 to give UNLV a 73-62 victory over Utah State on Saturday. Khem Birch added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Rebels (17-8, 8-4 Mountain West Conference). Utah State (15-10, 5-8) was led by Jarred Shaw with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Trailing by two at halftime, UNLV shot 6-for-6 to open the second half and took their...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV edges Fresno State, 75-73 in OT

Bryce Dejean-Jones hit a key 3-pointer with less than a minute to play in overtime, lifting UNLV past Fresno State 75-73 Saturday night. Tyler Johnson hit back-to-back jumpers to give Fresno State a 72-70 lead with 1:14 remaining in overtime. Dejean-Jones answered with his 3-pointer to give the Rebels a 73-72 lead. Deville Smith and Dejean-Jones each made a free throw to stretch...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV runs past Fresno State 75-62

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored a career-high 24 points as UNLV pulled away from Fresno State 75-62 in a conference opener on Wednesday. UNLV (10-4, 1-0 Mountain West) was unable to shake the Bulldogs (7-7, 0-1) until Dejean-Jones scored five straight points - on a three-point play and a jumper - to extend a 48-45 lead to eight points with 9:30 to play. The lead went to 11 a minute later...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UNLV rolls past Cal State-Fullerton 83-64

Roscoe Smith scored 17 points and added 14 rebounds as UNLV took an early lead and defeated Cal State-Fullerton 83-64 for its sixth straight win Saturday night. Bryce Dejean-Jones added 19 points for UNLV, Khem Birch scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kevin Olekaibe hit four 3-pointers to round out the balanced play from the Rebels. UNLV (9-4) opened up the first half with a...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV downs Mississippi State 82-66

Kevin Olekaibe scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead UNLV over Mississippi State 82-66 in the Las Vegas Classic championship game on Monday. Deville Smith, who was named MVP of the tournament, added 15 points for UNLV (8-4), while Roscoe Smith had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Khem Birch had 11 points and eight rebounds for the Rebels, who went 4-0 in the Classic. Craig...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV dominates early and beats Sacred Heart 82-50

Roscoe Smith led the way for UNLV with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Khem Birch added 15 points and 8 rebounds in an 82-50 victory over Sacred Heart on Friday night in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. UNLV (6-4) answered with 18 straight points after Phil Gaetano put Sacred Heart on the scoreboard first with a 3-pointer. The Rebels continued on to a 42-15 halftime lead...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Birch, Smith carry UNLV past Radford 81-62

Khem Birch had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Roscoe Smith had 13 and 12 as UNLV took care of Radford 81-62 Wednesday night as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Jelan Kendrick provided a spark for the Runnin' Rebels (5-4), coming off the bench to score 18 points. He had 11 at halftime by hitting all three of his field goals and all four free throws. Birch broke...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV handles UT Martin for a 85-55 win

Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 16 points and dished out seven assists as UNLV handled Tennessee-Martin in an 85-55 win. UNLV (3-3) bookended halftime with big runs. The Runnin' Rebels closed the half on a 16-4 run to gain a 39-27 lead, then opened the second on a 16-2 run, taking a 25-point lead and coasting the rest of the game. UNLV bullied UT Martin (2-8), earning a 29-6 free...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV holds off Omaha in 73-70 win

Khem Birch's put-back score with 12 seconds left, and his block with just five seconds remaining, lifted UNLV over Nebraska Omaha 73-70 on Friday night. Birch, who had 9 points and 10 rebounds and broke a 70-70 tie with 12 seconds remaining, blocked a potential tying layup by CJ Carter, who had an open lane on the left side after a timeout. Bryce Dejean-Jones led UNLV (2-1...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The latest UNLV injury update

The latest UNLV injury update from head coach Dave Rice reports that Bryce Dejean-Jones will definitely miss Friday night’s opener against Portland State. Dejean-Jones injured a hamstring last week during an exhibition game against Dixie State. The 6′-5″ 210 lb. transfer from USC averaged 10.3 points per game last year for the Runnin’ Rebels. DeJean-Jones sat out a year...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cruising In A Comfortable Win

Only major program to lose an exhibition game this year? UNLV, last night. Remember being annoyed with UNLV because Khem Birch transferred there? Or how Pitt lost out to UNLV for the services of Savon Goodman — now quitting the team after 1 year suspension following felony burglary charges. Yeah, sometimes it all works out with what you “lose.” Exhibition recap now. Media run...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mutual Benefit: How the decision of four juniors to return helps them and their teams

Send to Kindle(Courtesy: Colorado Sports Information) Of any class when it comes to the NBA Draft, it is the Junior Class which ends up with the most diverse group of prospects. Seniors obviously have no other option, while freshmen and sophomores are often looking to capitalize on the NBA’s love of “potential.” Juniors who end up declaring for the NBA Draft, instead of using...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

#47 UNLV Rebels: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV 66, Nevada 54

Khem Birch scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead UNLV to a 66-54 victory over intrastate rival Nevada on Tuesday night. After falling behind 11-10 with 13:26 left in the first half, the Runnin' Rebels (17-4, 4-2 Mountain West) used a 9-1 run to go up by seven with 9:10 left before halftime, and UNLV never looked back. The win was UNLV's fourth in five games...
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January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rebels drop No. 15 Aztecs in SoCal

Anthony Marshall scored a season-high 20 points, and Justin Hawkins and Khem Birch scored off rebounds on consecutive possessions in the final 1:18 to help UNLV upset No. 15 San Diego State 82-75 on Wednesday night.
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

UNLV 74, Chicago St. 52

Anthony Bennett had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead UNLV to a 74-52 victory over Chicago State on Thursday night. Bennett, a freshman who came in averaging 19.2 points per game, was one of four players to score in double figures for the Runnin' Rebels (12-2) and has now led UNLV in scoring in 12 of their 14 games. Khem Birch added 13 points and 12 rebounds, Katin Reinhardt...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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