Kermit Davis received some good news on Friday, hearing that three-star signee Sammy Hunter had passed his summer school courses and will be enrolling at the University of Mississippi next week, per 10th Year Seniors. The Bahamian native finished his high school career in Canada and chose to sign with the Rebels over notable offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Kansas State, and Oklahoma among others.
The 6’9, 230-pound forward will almost certainly be a factor in the front court rotation that saw Bruce Stevens graduate and Dominik Olejniczak transfer to Florida State. Hunter joins fellow three-stars Dude Collum and Khadim Sy as the focal pieces to replace the two aforementioned forwards and they all three will certainly provide plenty of athleticism and depth for Davis and his staff.
Per 247Sports’ Ben Garrett, Hunter shined against ACC competition last summer in a few exhibition contests, averaging 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game against the likes of North Carolina. While at British Columbia Christian Academy, Sammy dominated opponents, putting up video game numbers (30 points and 7 rebounds per game).
In my opinion, once he gets acclimated and in shape to the staff’s liking, Hunter is going to be an integral part coming off the bench for the Rebels. He is a versatile forward who can play with his back to the basket and can flex his face-up game as well against smaller defenders. He gives Ole Miss another viable option down low which was a sore subject in the 2018-2019 season.