Much to the surprise of some SEC fans, basketball signing day is a thing that does exist and it happened on Wednesday. Let's take a look at who will suit up for the Red and Blue in 2016:
Nate Morris, 3-star
6'10, 240 pounds
Morris was a big-time signature for Andy Kennedy and staff. The prospect out of Dallas (Lancaster) sports an impressive offer sheet that includes Baylor, Creighton, Florida State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, SMU, and others. He was one rebound per game away from averaging a double-double as a junior and lead his team to a 34-4 record and a state championship.
AK on Morris: "Nate is a long, athletic post player who can really run. He is an elite shot blocker and can protect the basket."— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) November 11, 2015
Tyrek Coger, 3-star
6'9, 230 pounds
Coger, who was committed to Missouri early in his original recruiting cycle, comes by way of Cape Fear Community College. He averaged 12 points and 8 boards per game as a Sea Devil while shooting 64 percent from the field. He is the 17th ranked junior college player in the country according to 247Sports.
AK on Coger: "Ty is a big body that really understands how to play. He uses his body to create angles to score and rebound his area."— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) November 11, 2015
Justas Furmanavicius, 3-star
6'7, 210 pounds
Quick! Say his name three times fast. Can you do it? Yeah, me either.
Furmanavicius, originally from Lithuania, is the 18th-ranked junior college prospect according to 247Sports. He averaged 11 points and nearly 8 boards as a freshman for Three Rivers Community college and is currently averaging 13 points per game this season for the Raiders while shooting 50 percent from beyond the arch.
AK on Justas : "He is a versatile, athletic forward who plays with energy. His versatility will allow him to help us at either forward."— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) November 11, 2015
Karlis Silins, not rated
6'10, 225 pounds
Silins comes to Oxford by way of Latvia. No, not some small town off I-55 in-between Grenada and Jackson, the country Latvia.
Despite receiving a less-than-favorable scouting report from europeanprospects.com, because that's a thing, Silins seems to be preforming well as of late. In his first six games this season he has posted three double-doubles and has shot over 40% from beyond the arch.
AK on Silins: "He is an international player who we are excited about. At 6-10 he can block shots at the rim and also stretch the floor."— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) November 11, 2015
Breein Tyree, 3-star
6'2, 186 pounds
The lone guard in the class is ranked as the number 92 player in the country by Future150. Tyree, a St. Joseph's High School (NJ) teammate of Karl-Anthony Towns, averaged 18 points and 5 assists per game as a junior. You may remember Breein from back in September when he announced for the Rebels using this awesome commitment video:
This is Ole Miss' first recruiting class who will play a full season in a shiny new arena and Rebel fans should be pretty excited by this group.
Depth on the frontcourt is a major concern for AK's group this year so he addressed that issue head-on by signing four big-men with diverse playing styles. On top of the big-heavy class, AK signed a top-100 guard who's an extremely impressive athlete and looks like he will have an immediate impact as a freshman.