Mississippi Preview Capsule
Last season: 22-14, advanced to the NIT quarterfinals.
Coach: Andy Kennedy.
Who’s gone: G Cullen Neal (Transfer to St. Mary’s), F Sebastian Saiz, G/F Rasheed Brooks.
Who’s back: G Terence Davis. The 6-foot-4 guard emerged as arguably the Rebels’ best all-around player last season, averaging 14.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. G Deandre Burnett. Led the Rebels with 16.5 ppg and made 73 3-pointers. G Breein Tyree. Turned into the team’s starting point guard by the end of last season, averaging 7.3 ppg. F Justas Furmanavicius. A high-energy player who averaged 6.3 points and 5 rebounds.
Who’s new: G Markel Crawford. The 6-4 guard is a graduate transfer who comes to the Rebels from Memphis. The 210-pounder can also move to forward and will play several positions for the Rebels. C Dominik Olejniczak. The 7-footer is a transfer from Drake and is expected to immediately contribute in the frontcourt.
The Skinny: Ole Miss has missed the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, but feels it has a chance to get back to the Big Dance thanks to a little more depth, better ballhandling and a true 7-footer in Olejniczak.
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