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Ole Miss basketball has signed five players in this 2018 class including three-stars Blake Hinson, K.J. Buffen, and Carlos Curry as well as unranked players Brian Halums and Franco Miller, Jr. And now, the new Ole Miss basketball staff has added yet another piece to their staff in Oxford, Mississippi with the commitment of three-star forward Luis Rodriguez, per Rivals’ national basketball analyst Corey Evans.
The newest member of the class hails from Woodstock Academy in Connecticut by way of Westchester High School in Los Angeles, Calif. where he led the Comets to the CIF State Championship game in 2017.
The postgrad senior who is ranked No. 143 overall, the No. 38 small forward, and the No. 1 player in the Nutmeg State by 247Sports played one year for the Centaurs in Woodstock and recently recieved offers from Illinois and UMass.
How does he fit in?
The 6’6, 200-pound small forward/shooting guard can fill it up and has just scratched the surface of his potential per several scouts in the prep school game. Rodriguez put his athletic game and frame on display out West in California for four years and with his plus size and length he should add more than quality depth to Ole Miss’ roster. His improved skill set after a prep year paired with a jump shot that is steadily getting better and more consistent and a defensive mentality that is lost this day and age, he is a big-time get this late in the process for Kermit Davis.
On tape, he looks more than capable of running the floor, bringing the ball up in transition, and finishing at the rack. He also shows an ability to step out and hit a mid-range three and some potential to knock down a deep one. This is a good get and just adds even more length for Kermit Davis’ first class.