This is your official reminder... Ole Miss basketball starts back up in two weeks!!!!!!
On Wednesday night, Rebel men and women’s basketball participated in its annual preview. The past two years, it has been held in the middle of the historic and famous Oxford Square. But because of Covid-19, it was held in the Pavilion with limited fans (2020, srsly stop it). Thankfully, they were able to stream it on ESPN.
Coincidentally, Ole Miss scheduled itsPavilion Madness on early National Signing Day. The women’s 2020 signing class is bringing in nine newcomers making them one of the top signing classes in the country, depending on which recruiting site you frequent. But head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin decided not to sign anyone for early signing day 2021 in order to focus on becoming a winning program this season.
The men’s team signed the highest recruit in program history (No. 21 nationally) with Daeshun Ruffin. The program also brought in Grant Slatten and James White (another top 150 recruit).
The men’s team unveiled new uniforms for this season in its debut with a script ‘M’ on the side of the shorts and a new stripe pattern on the side.
Arguably the most anticipated event of the night was the three-pointer contest. Luis Rodriquez was able to win the three-pointer contest over his current roster counterparts and earned the right to take on infamous Marshall Henderson. Henderson put up 16 three-pointers to close out Luis Rodriquez who finished with only 11.
Bad Boy Marshall Henderson’s still got it.
He’s baaaccckkk! pic.twitter.com/tJmghCvbip— Ole Miss Men’s Basketball (@OleMissMBB) November 12, 2020
Sophomore, Austin Crowley was this years dunk contest winner with a reverse between the legs that put him over top of Oxford-native, Jarkel Joiner.
Although Matthew Murrell didn’t win any competitions, he showed his athleticism in the dunk contest as well as in the scrimmage at the end of the night.
He’s a freshman. A FRESHMAN.
Head coach Kermit Davis seemed very optimistic and excited about the level of depth on the roster this season. The athleticism and size of this team is going to help the Rebels win a lot of games this year. Especially at Auburn. Please let Marshall pop his suit jacket at the student section or something.