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UNLV Loses Former Commit Jaylen Fisher

UNLV Basketball suffered another blow to their future hopes to recover the program. Jaylen Fisher, former commit, de-commits from being a Runnin' Rebel in the future.

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If UNLV Basketball had a theme song for this off season it would be, "Another One Bites the Dust." And another one goes, and another goes...

This time, Jaylen Fisher, a highly anticipated recruit, de-committed from becoming a Runnin' Rebel this week.  In a tweet that he made on April 28, Fisher noted concurrent changes at UNLV that forced his hand in making this decision.

He tweeted:

Fisher is a talented guard who was rated 55th by  He was also rated the top basketball player from Tennessee and the 13th top rated point guard in the 2016 class by 247Sports Composite.  As a junior, he averaged an impressive 20 points per game.

His arrival to UNLV would have been a needed vote of confidence for new coach Marvin Menzies, but Fisher would have been battling it out for the starting point guard position with the other Jalen already on the team, Jalen Poyser.  Even so, his departure means that the Rebels continue to face the aftermath of an off season of unpredictability and uncertainty.