Unfortunately for the Rebels, and more specifically coach Andy Kennedy, long-range shooting and the overall offense hasn’t been nearly as good as the scores may suggest. (more…) (November 15, 2011, Page 6)
For a game that wasn’t going to count in the win and loss category, Ole Miss guard Dundrecous Nelson played Thursday night’s exhibition game against North Alabama like the Lions were the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Nelson was easily the most impressive player on the court at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in a game that the Rebels won 91-62. The sophomore from Jackson, who took a hard fall in a scrimmage with Arkansas-Little Rock two weeks ago, showed the ability to score points (22) as the Rebels’ shooting guard and distribute (nine assists) as a point guard. Overall, Nelson impressed Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who needs him to be one of the main players that replaces the scoring of Chris Warren. (November 4, 2011, Page 10A)
Versatility and length have been two things Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy and his staff have valued from their players on the basketball court. In Aaron Jones, the Rebels’ latest verbal commitment, the staff has the luxury of getting both important aspects as they continue to keep the program headed in the right direction.
Jones, a 6-foot-9, 197-pounder from Gautier, committed to Kennedy early this week after visiting Ole Miss on his official visit over the weekend. Despite not playing AAU basketball over the summer, Jones was able to garner offers from Mississippi State, Baylor, Memphis, UTEP and considerable interest from Florida, who according to Jones’ coach, Keith McQueen, was prepared to offer once he came on an official visit. That trip to Florida for later in the month was scrapped after Jones saw Oxford. (October 21, 2010, Page 8)