7-foot Basketball Player Says He'll Commit to UNLV

A 7-foot Illinois high school basketball player who has drawn attention from several major universities says he intends to play college basketball at UNLV.

Beas Hamga is from Decatur Christian School in Illinois.

He tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he considered Kentucky and
Indiana among other programs before choosing UNLV.

He says he plans to sign a letter of intent by Wednesday.

NCAA rules prohibit Rebels coach Lon Kruger or UNLV from commenting until the letter is received.

The 225-pound Hamga turns 19 in July.

He's from Cameroon -- the same country as Gaston Essengue, who just finished his senior season at UNLV.

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