Stanback, a 6-foot-8-inch forward, called UNLV coach Lon Kruger to make it official.
"When I called Coach Kruger and told him, that's when I made up my mind," Stanback said. "The coaches seemed very interested in me, and I bonded well with the players."
Stanback was the 2007 California Division I Player of the Year at Fairfax, where he averaged 25.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. He picked UCLA over Arizona and Washington.
But he rarely played as a freshman for Bruins coach Ben Howland. Stanback averaged 1.8 points and 5.8 minutes while playing in 25 of 39 games for a UCLA team that reached the Final Four last season.
"I just didn't feel like that program was right for me," he said. "I didn't feel comfortable."
Well, good luck to Chace. Hopefully he will find his new digs at UNLV "comfortable."
We will leave it at that and look forward to another great season for our Ben Ball warriors.