Watching Marshall Henderson’s antics was always a good time. As he led them to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002 he was the star of the show. But those days are over, and Ole Miss should be just fine without him. A collection of transfers should make this team ready to compete for the SEC and a spot in the NCAA Tournament, behind MJ Rhett and Terence Smith from minor Tennessee schools and two of the best JUCO shooting guards in the nation. Jarvis Summers (17.3 PPG) is now a senior and should take the reigns as the primary scorer without Henderson around. And he’s ready to fill those shoes. Ole Miss was the third highest-scoring team in the SEC a season ago, and they could stay somewhere in that range if the moves work out.
The Ole Miss Rebels operate under coach Andy Kennedy at Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Mississippi. The Rebels are not exactly a basketball powerhouse but they have periodically put together some good teams over the last 20 years. They had a decent run of success between 1996 and 2002, making the Tournament five out of those six seasons. But they didn’t get back until the 2013 season, when they surprisingly won the SEC Tournament. Their only Sweet Sixteen came in 2001. 8 Rebels have made the NBA, most notably Johnny Neumann and Elston Turner from decades past. Get your Ole Miss basketball tickets from Gold Coast Tickets!