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Rickey Pressley
Rickey Pressley - PG

Team: UNLV Rebels [ID #3] Bookmark UNLV Rebels

Location: Paradise, NV (West)

Conference: III.1 [Division 1]

President: metalbat13 send message
          [since July 03rd 2018 | last seen July 19th 2024]

Coach: Solomon Donohue

Arena: Thomas & Mack Center

Rating: 223.05 - Overall Position: #88

Fan Mood: 137.69

Alumni Mood: 220.05

Prestige: 120

Team Notes:

• Dec 10 2039: 2-star prospect Craig Porter committed.
• Nov 24 2039: 2-star prospect Braydon Strong committed.
• Feb 24 2039: 3-star prospect Robin Skidmore committed.
• Nov 13 2038: 3-star prospect Clyde Foster committed.
• Oct 07 2038: Enrique Alicea was hired as the new assistant coach.
• Oct 07 2038: Assistant coach Marc Griswold was let go.
• Sep 02 2038: Promoted to conference III.1.
• Mar 14 2038: Made the national tournament field.
• Mar 14 2038: Won the IV.1 conference playoffs.
• Dec 03 2037: 2-star prospect Colby Temple committed.


Record:

Wins: 11 Losses: 5 Pct: .688     Conf Wins: 5 Conf Losses: 1 Conf Pct: .833 Conf Rank: 3     Last10: 6-4 Streak: W1

Pts Ave: 85.7 - 73.7     Pts Diff: +12.0     Team Power Index: 140.8

Press Releases:

Oct 30 2027: Corona Extra on the Beach: No Lime, No Snoop, No Romo - by metalbat13 on September 4th, 2022

It was so quiet that you could hear Milo Metalbat, controversial president of the Running Rebels Booster Club, snore all the way up in the cheap seats. Yes, on Oct 30, 2027, just 908 fans showed up at the Hawaii Special Events Center to watch the Rainbow Warriors' non-conference clash with UNLV. (Check the box score!)

"It was very sad," moaned Sin City coach Derrick "Butterball" Butterfield, following his squad's 91-54 romp over the outclassed Hawaiians. "I realize that these are two pretty putrid teams, but heck, Bishop Gorman High School back in Vegas draws twice as many fans as this for every home contest."

According to Honolulu media representatives, attendance was diminished because the game's starting time conflicted with One Buck Happy Hour at the nearby Wiki Wiki Hallowbaloo Arts, Collectibles, and Craft Beer Show . . .


Feb 03 2007: More Bird-Droppings from MdSnipe? - by metalbat13 on July 14th, 2019

"OMG, not again!" shrieked Milo Metalbat, UNLV booster club president, after reading the front page of yesterday's HARDWOOD TIMES. "Another one-line literary GASterpiece of PR issued by MDSNIPE of USC Upstate? At this rate, I don't think MD is going to pass English 208, the university's Introduction to Creative Writing course."

For the uninitiated, USC Upstate is NOT located in scenic Southern California. Instead, the campus is situated near marshland in soggy South Carolina, adjacent to the town of Valley Falls. Yes, that's the same Valley Falls featured in those soppy 60-year old Chip Hilton sports novels by Clair Bee.

It is fairly obvious that MDSNIPE is not as articulate as Chip. According to Metalbat, the sputtering Spartan superintendent materialized "fully mature, somewhat like the alter-ego of Dr. Jekyll" approximately five years ago, the result of an unfortunate and ill-advised experiment in the school's microbiology lab. According to eyewitnesses, the wayward "Weird Science" project involved a half-empty bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 and a bedraggled long-beaked bird from a nearby swamp.

"Given his background, it's a wonder that SNIPE can string two sentences together in a semi-coherent manner," continued Milo. "In an effort to improve intercommunication and harmony between members of the Hardwood community, I'm offering USCU's entire staff three full months of mouth and finger massages at any of my adult entertainment and holistic health centers, free of charge. Hopefully, this regimen will keep us all UPWIND of the next UPSTATE media presentation."


Jan 20 2007: Bad Passes, Broken Glasses - by metalbat13 on July 10th, 2019

After suffering two blatant injuries in an earlier contest against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Milo Metalbat enlisted extra security for the rematch at the Thomas & Mack Center this evening. Former police officers from Reno 911 and off-duty employees from the local Bullets and Burgers shooting range ("fire an M2 Browning .50 caliber machine gun") were hired to prevent a reoccurrence of the violent behavior exhibited by Hoosier fans last month. Approximately one dozen high-profile visitors (including Gene Hackman, Bobby Knight, and Jared Fogle) were prohibited from entering the facility.

Unfortunately, the stadium guards did not check the identities of the three vision-challenged referees. Quincy "Mr." Magoo, Hans "The Simpsons" Moleman, and Herbert "South Park" Garrison whistled 30 fouls against the home team, sending CED's seedy sideline sack simulators to the charity stripe 46 times. UNLV's two best athletes fouled out: center Kahil Perkins only saw 21 minutes of action, and SG Edward Dalton was charged with his fifth personal after playing just eight minutes! The resulting huge free throw disparity proved to be the difference in a 90-76 setback for the Las Vegans.

The contest was also interrupted by a 30 minute power outage that occurred just before halftime, plunging the entire arena into darkness.

"The lighting failure didn't really matter," grunted Metalbat, "since the officials were already in the dark the entire game!"


Nov 30 2006: Hackman, Hickman, Hoosiers, and Hooters - by metalbat13 on June 25th, 2019

Just moments after an 88-74 eradication of Indiana yesterday evening in Bloomington, two key UNLV players were seriously injured as they attempted to leave the court. Starting SF Rich Clayton and his backup, Nathan Loomis, were both kneecapped with a hideous and high-powered hickory stick wielded by an irate Hoosier fan, later identified as Gene "Bruiser Daddy" Hackman. The assailant is an over-the-hill, unemployed actor who once starred in GOOBERS, an infamous 1986 basketball flick. In the film Hackman played the part of Norman Snail, a crusty, contumelious, cantankerous, and "Get Cracking" coach who directs his squad of Mr. Peanut look-alikes to the championship of the Mayberry RFD "over 50" YMCA Hooters Highball League.

"I'm not directly criticizing Indiana President CED's security procedures to protect visiting teams at Assembly Hall," stated Vegas head honcho Peter "The Horndog" Hickman. "However, I saw local law enforcement let Bobby Knight into the building carrying a razor-edged metal folding chair while driving a Humvee-shaped golf cart filled with lapsed, over-priced auto insurance policies from The General."

Hickman also expressed concerns that he would face a second team from the Hoosier State tomorrow afternoon when his Rebels take on Notre Dame.

"It's going to be tough beating the Irish without Clayton and Loomis," groaned the Sin City suzerain. "Especially if they sneak in some Blarney-Stoned Leprechaun midget wearing a Knute Rockne mask and shaking a suspicious-looking shillelagh!"


Oct 23 2004: These Shoes Aren't Made for Soaring - by metalbat13 on February 22nd, 2019

Contrary to popular rumor, UNLV starters Julius Graves (PG), Dwight Russo (SG), and Ron Albert (PF) were not simultaneously injured in a bar fight at the Bellagio. In actuality, the trio suffered simultaneous "shoe blow-outs" during a charity slam dunk exhibition for local homeless and unemployed exotic dancers. The Sin City fund-raining event was sponsored by booster club president Milo Metalbat and M&M Resorts.

All three Rebel players were the unfortunate victims of defective Nike PG 2.5 athletic shoes (identical to the ones worn by Zion Williamson of Duke).

After missing two contests, Russo and Graves switched to old-school Chuck Taylor hightops from Converse. Sadly, Albert (who missed three games) stubbornly decided to continue donning the questionably constructed Nikes. He was reinjured this afternoon against Marietta College when opposing team mascot Pio the Pioneer stepped on his insole while chanting "Phil Knight is our Guiding Light!"

Albert has been sent to a convalescent ward in Eugene, Oregon, where he will spend the next week recovering under close observation from the AFLAC Duck.