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Steve Alford announces first recruiting class at Nevada

Steve Alford
Steve Alford has signed his first recruiting class. (Nick Beaton/Nevada athletics)

Steve Alford announced his first recruiting class at Nevada on Wednesday afternoon, and there were no surprises.

The seven-player class includes two high school players (Kane Milling, Zane Meeks), two Division I transfers (Desmond Cambridge, Warren Washington), one junior-college transfer (Robby Robinson III), one grad transfer (Johncarlos Reyes) and one walk-on (Gabe Bansuelo).

"We are extremely excited with the addition of these seven players in our first recruiting class," Alford said in a news release. "Along with the returning players, it gives us a solid nucleus to compete in the Mountain West this season and in the future. These players are very important to helping build our culture at Nevada and we look forward to them representing the Wolf Pack."

That leaves Nevada with one open scholarship remaining. Alford told Nevada Sports Net earlier this month that the Wolf Pack would be judicious with that spot.

“Two months ago, we had about six of those available, so we had a lot of concerns building the roster," Alford said. "We weren’t building from an area of strength. In recruiting, you try and operate from a strength side from a coaching standpoint where you become very selective. It’s more than filling a roster. Everything we do in recruiting is about building our culture and making sure the culture is right. You’re concerned about the academic side, you’re concerned about who you are as a person, who you are as a teammate. Our culture is first and foremost. But two months ago, we had to make sure we could find guys who could fit that culture. Now we just have one and we can sit back and see what’s going to be the best scenario. We’re not going to rush. We’re not in a hurry. We can see what will be best for us, either short term or long term in the program.”

Here is an in-depth look at each player in the class.

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