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Ole Miss Point Guard Jarvis Summers Wins Howell Trophy

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The annual award goes to the best collegiate basketball player in Mississippi.

Randy Sartin-US PRESSWIRE

Ole Miss' junior point guard Jarvis Summers has won the 2013-14 Howell Trophy, an annual award given to the top college basketball player in Mississippi. Summers, a Mississippi native, is averaging 17.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game on the season. He won the award over teammate Marshall Henderson - last year's winner - and Southern Miss guard Neil Watson.

Said Summers in a telephone interview with The Mississippi Press, "I just want to thank the people who voted for me and my city and my state." Said me in this blog post just now, "I just want to thank you Jarvis for playing the most give-a-damndest basketball on this team." This year is most definitely a down year in Magnolia State college basketball, but Jarvis Summers has performed as one of the SEC's more capable and consistent guards. If anyone deserves the award, it's him.

Tomorrow night, Summers and the Rebs will travel to Fayetteville to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. We'll cover that.