We've got two big pieces of basketball news to announce. First, the Ole Miss athletics department will break ground on the new Rebel basketball arena today, which is slated to be completed sometime in 2015. Second, Terence Davis, a standout guard from Southaven, Mississippi, has committed to be a part of the 2015 Ole Miss basketball recruiting class.
I am committing to be a student athlete at the University of Mississippi! #TeamThad4life #olemissbasketball #sec pic.twitter.com/A75YzNAqqt— 2sports_star (@TerenceDavisJr) July 30, 2014
Davis, a 6'4", 190 pound shooting guard, is listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports and is a part of the Rivals top-150 players for his class. 247Sports has him listed as the third best prospect in Mississippi, behind Quinndary Weatherspoon - who has committed to Mississippi State - and Malik Newman, who is listed as the No. 2 overall prospect in the country (so he's going to Kentucky; deal with it).
The biggest competition for Davis' services were Cincinnati and Louisiana Tech. He is an athletic scorer who was also a star receiver for the Southaven Chargers football team, catching over 1,000 yards for 19 touchdowns last season, earning a few football scholarship offers in the process. In the end, he chose basketball and the Ole Miss Rebels.