One of the top uncommitted seniors in the Class of 2016 found a college Monday. Simeon forward Ben Coupet is heading to UNLV.
The 6-foot-7 Coupet averaged 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Wolverines during his senior season, coming on strong late in the season.
A big wing who can play outside or do some damage on the interior, Coupet is at his best in the open floor, which enables him to use his athleticism.
A three-star prospect, according to Rivals, Coupet came into Simeon as a highly-touted freshman and took a few years to figure out his role. As a senior, he stepped up in a lot of big games late in the season, his play helping push Simeon to a third-place finish in Class 4A.
Coupet knocked down four first-quarter 3-pointers in the city semifinal win over Morgan Park and was the team's leading scorer and rebounder in a few playoff wins.
UNLV is a situation where Coupet could see early minutes. The Runnin' Rebels are rebuilding nearly the entire roster under new head coach Marvin Menzies.https://twitter.com/BenC_1/status/729725557827616771