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Three-star PG Skylar Mays transferring to Findlay Prep

Dave Rice didn't get a commitment from Skylar Mays after the point guard visited UNLV, but he got the next best thing.

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UNLV may be one step closer to grabbing a point guard from the class of 2016. Three star Skylar Mays tweeted out that he will be heading to Findlay Prep, a prep school in Henderson, Nevada – a suburb of Las Vegas.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Excited to be going to <a href="https://twitter.com/FindlayPrep">@FindlayPrep</a> for my senior year! Joining the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FindlayFamily?src=hash">#FindlayFamily</a></p>&mdash; Sky☁️ (@SkylarJMays) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkylarJMays/status/607955123202084864">June 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This came immediately following Mays’ visit to UNLV over the weekend. The 6-foot-5 point guard was once committed to LSU; Mays’ former high school, University Lab, is in the same city as LSU, Baton Rouge. Mays and the Cubs are two-time defending 3A state champions in Louisiana, but he won't be returning for a chance at a three peat.

The UNLV connection to Mays was helped out by current Rebel Jordan Cornish, who played at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans before coming to UNLV last season. Mays talked about Cornish and more in this Q&A with RunRebs.com.

If Mays does come to UNLV, he’ll likely compete for the starting point guard position right away. With Jerome Seagears having just one year of eligibility remaining, the point guard position for the 2016-17 season will have Jalen Poyser and possibly Pat McCaw.

McCaw is probably the best point guard on the roster for the upcoming season and could easily be for the 2016-17 roster as well. But he can play at any position on the perimeter and can slide around pending which position is more of a need.

Findlay Prep has been a pipeline for UNLV bringing the Rebels Anthony Bennett, Rashad Vaughn and Chris Wood in recent years.