St. Patrick Catholic (Miss.) point guard Nick Krass committed to Ole Miss way back in March. Since then, Kermit Davis and his staff have been methodically evaluating and scouting several options for who to add next to their 2022 class.
Now, they have added the second prospect to the commit list with Southern California Academy (Calif.) shooting guard Robert Cowherd verbally committing to the Rebels on Thursday. The nation’s 33rd-ranked shooting guard chose Davis and Ole Miss over notable offers from Baylor, Georgia, Clemson, and Mississippi State. He was also hearing a ton from several marquee programs like Michigan State after a strong AAU circuit this summer.
The Georgia native transferred to the California preparatory school after previously attending Grayson (Ga.) and Denmark (Ga.) the first three years of his prep career. As a junior, Cowherd was a second-team All-State performer in Georgia, averaging 14.5 points per game.
Cowherd is now the high school teammate of former Oak Hill Academy (Va.) four-star Jalen Reed. The Rebels are in pursuit of the son of the late Rebel, Justin Reed, and the addition of Cowherd is something that can only help.
How does he fit in?
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard can really, really shoot it. He had a big summer on the AAU circuit in large part to his ability score in bunches from deep. He has the handle to create his own shot and certainly has the ability to come off screens and set plays to make you pay if you don’t have a hand up. But, one of the more underrated aspects of his game and his role as a facilitator. He can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim and if the defense collapses he has no qualms dishing it to an open teammate.
I expect Cowherd to hit the ground running when he arrives in Oxford and will be counted on to make an immediate impact as a shooter off the bench who can provide a threat from the three-point line.