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3-star PG Breein Tyree commits to Ole Miss

The New Jersey point guard and athletic dynamo pulled the trigger and is Andy Kennedy's second commit of the 2016 class.

Andy Kennedy has collected his second verbal commitment for the 2016 class as three-star point guard Breein Tyree has announced his decision to join the Ole Miss Rebels. The 6'2, 186-pound floor general chose the Rebels over Kansas State and UMass. One can assume the New Jersey native was drawn to Kennedy's adoration for point guard play and his style of coaching which typically gives a lot of freedom to the point guard position. Let's also not underestimate the allure of playing in a brand freaking new arena that is almost complete in the Pavilion at Ole Miss.

Once again, we see Ole Miss' staff showing a great ability to go out and snag a legit recruit from somewhere that is nowhere near Lafayette County and Oxford, Miss. Tyree, a rising senior at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J., held offers from most smaller schools in the northeast area of the country, but Kennedy and his staff were able to find Tyree, scout him and bring him on campus for a visit to seal the deal. Tyree averaged 18.8 points per game and lead the Falcons to a 21-5 record last season.

How does he fit in?

Tyree brings an explosive, attacking game to the Rebel backcourt which is synonymous with most northeast products. You will see Tyree use his tremendous first step off the dribble to get by the first defender then either look to drop a dime for an easy bucket or get to the rim and show off his leaping ability to either flush it home or make a ridiculously difficult reverse layup look elementary. He possesses nice size for the point guard position as he stands 6'2 and he already has a pretty nice frame for  a high school player as he tips the scales around 190. This kid is so athletic, he's posterized a defender on a dunk and actually hit his own head on the backboard because he has such crazy bounce.

Before focusing on basketball, the young man from the Garden State had a vast array of athletic talents. In an interview with The Basketball Diary, Tyree discusses his game, playing soccer overseas and his LAX game as well. Tyree has also played lacrosse his entire life under the tutelage of his father, Mark, who is a member of the New Jersey Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame. Tyree was a starter for his freshman year before being sidelined with a lung contusion. Until he decided to focus solely on basketball, he was also the starting quarterback and free safety and was garnering interest from Michigan State, Michigan, Miami (Fla.), NC State and Syracuse. As if that's not impressive enough, Tyree goes into detail in the interview about his time spent overseas playing soccer in the youth World Cup. At age 13. I think it is safe to say that this kid will be a welcome addition in Oxford, Miss.

Tyree joins three-star power forward Justas Furmanavicius, a 6'6, 190-pound JUCO product from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo.