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Kennedy reels in another commitment for 2012 class

Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy continued to bolster his roster for the 2012-13 season Wednesday when point guard Derrick Millinghaus committed to play for the Rebels.

The 5-foot-10 native of Schenectady, N.Y. originally signed with St. Bonaventure in Nov. 2010 and schools such as Miami, Georgia, Cincinnati and Wake Forest  showed interest late.

Millinghaus, who is coming to Ole Miss after doing a year of post-graduate work at Queen City Prep Academy in Charlotte, N.C., will be able to play this upcoming season for the Rebels, who are in need of another ballhandler to accompany rising sophomore Jarvis Summers.

In addition to being a proven assists man during his prep career, Millinghaus has also shown the ability to score. He averaged 28 points per game for Queen City and he averaged 20.5 points per game his last season at Schenectady High. He shot 43 percent from behind the 3-point arc at Queen City and is regarded as an explosive player who has the ability to drive the lane despite his diminutive size.

Millinghaus is the fifth commitment for the Rebels this year. He can officially sign with the Rebels on April 11. Martavious Newby, a 6-2 guard from Memphis, and Anthony Cortesia, a 6-9 forward from Venezuela, have already signed with the Rebels, while Jason Carter, a 6-8 forward from Chipola (Fla.) Junior College and 6-2 guard Marshall Henderson of South Plains (Texas) Junior College have both committed to the Rebels this year and are planning to sign next week. (April 5, 2012, Page 2B)

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