It would appear that Valarie Nesbitt, Ole Miss women’s basketball’s second leading scorer through fifteen games during the 2019-2020 season, has returned to the program after a parting of ways.
Since I’ve been on my tik tok movement I got inspired by my girl @dawnstaley & @GamecockWBB and decided to get my squad to rock out! Lol fun times! I need all of our teams to get on this with us! #HottyToddy #NoCeilings ❤️ pic.twitter.com/keSnrgmFET— CoachYo (@YolettMcCuin) April 6, 2020
In a Tik Tok that head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin posted on Sunday night, each Rebel player and staff was introduced at his or her individual quarantine location. The camera flipped to Nesbitt and listed her as “Val ‘She’s baaacccck’ guard.”
Nesbitt, who left the program on January 9, 2020, averaged 11 points per game before her abrupt departure last season, making her the second leading scorer. An official reason for her dismissal was never released, but Coach McPhee-McCuin told the Oxford Eagle that Nesbitt showed “actions that didn’t reflect the way I want to run a program.”
One of four signees in head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin’s first recruiting class at Ole Miss, the 5-foot-6 Bahamian transferred to Oxford by way of Chipola College. She averaged 10.5 points, three assists and three rebounds per game as a freshman and was widely considered one of the top junior college point guards. She also played on the Bahamas national team in 2018 and recorded a team-high 14.5 points per game.
Nesbitt will be a welcomed talent back to the lineup as McPhee-McCuin hopes to see a definitive turnaround and better results in her third year at Ole Miss.