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UNLV Basketball: Ex-Bruin Stanback primed for breakthrough season

UNLV forward Chace Stanback appears poised for a big junior season.
UNLV forward Chace Stanback appears poised for a big junior season.
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  • RebelFan-80 5 years ago

    Great article Will. Stanback looks like a machine right now and his outside jumper is money. He is capable of getting 30 on any night.

  • Will Douglas 5 years ago

    Thanks for the comment, Rebelfan-80. Stanback, from 18-feet and in, is so locked in it's almost funny. I was sitting next to maybe the only Riverside fan in attendance last Friday, and he would jokingly say "that's good" everytime Chace touched the ball.

    After the Washburn game, when the players and coached shook hands, Bob Chipman, Washburn's coach, gave Chace a Wayne's World, "we're not worthy" salute. Funny stuff.

  • reb4life777 5 years ago

    I love Chace and what he brings to the team, I know all rebel fans are happy he is here not at UCLA. He has such a pure , clean quick shot its not even fair to the opponents. Several times this year he has done a quick jab step to the side and shoot were the defender is falling on himself and he raises and hits nothing but bottom. Not only has his range and shoot got better but the ways he can get it off under control has as well. Good luck Chace

    GO REBS!!!

  • tom 5 years ago

    I'm a UCLA fan, and I harbor no ill will towards Chace, but unless you ask Howland himself, I just think that Chace wasn't patient enough to wait to play, which is really nobody's fault. If he had been patient, he'd been starting on UCLA the past season and this season... which is his same situation at UNLV. Either way, it's would've been a positive for Chace, but I don't think you can blame Howland for having a loaded team and not being able to give a freshmen who didn't look that great in pre-season (I watched him) playing time. Chace is good, but he certainly did not have freshmen starting skills like a Kevin Love or Jrue Holiday. Anyway, it all worked out, and I'm happy for a kid who's getting to play and show his skills.

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    Will Douglas 5 years ago

    Thanks for the reply Tom. And please understand that I'm certainly not saying that Howland drove Chace out of there or even suggested that he consider looking elsewhere. The basis of the column, simply, is that Howland probably wishes, in retrospect, that Chace had stayed.

    Given that UCLA was still so loaded, they were coming off Final Four #3, AND their '08 recruiting class appeared to be off the charts good, it was probably easier for Coach Howland, at the time, to let Chace go.

    It purely speculation, of course, but I'd imagine that Howland -- if he DID, in fact, want Chace to remain patient and stay -- wishes he would have done just a bit more to convince him to remain at UCLA.

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