clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ole Miss basketball signing day: Meet the 2015 class

Yay! More basketball content! Anything to draw your attention away from football, am I right?

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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:

The Bigs

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Guards

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.