Five-star center Stephen Zimmerman is one of the best unsigned seniors left in the Class of 2015 and the native of Las Vegas is hearing from some of the best schools in the country.
The 7-foot Zimmerman is currently regarded as the No. 10 overall player in the 2015 class, according to Rivals, and has already taken official visits to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA this fall.
But the local college basketball program, UNLV, is also heavily involved in Zimmerman’s recruitment, and on Tuesday, Runnin’ Rebel fans came out in full support at Zimmerman’s high school game at Bishop Gorman.
Zimmerman’s mother, Lori Stevens, told NBCSports.com that approxiamately 60 UNLV fans showed up to the Gaels’ home game and did a couple of Rebel chants during the contest.
The group also congratulated Zimmerman on his recent McDonald’s All-American selection and they all posed together and took a photo after the game.
Overall, this is a cool show of support from UNLV’s fan base and it shows that they care about Zimmerman staying home and playing for the Rebels. It certainly beats annoying a high school kid on Twitter like most college fans tend to do, although there was an #AllIn4Zimm hashtag going on the social media site.
Zimmerman was also named to the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit this week as a member of Team USA along with high school teammate and Duke commit Chase Jeter.