Reed became one of the premier players of the Southeastern Conference, before he was ultimately selected in the second round (40th overall) by the Boston Celtics in the 2004 NBA Draft.
Harper finished as one of the more deadly 3-point shooters in school history, with a streak of 41-straight games with at least one trey on his career resume. Sanders, the oldest of the bunch, graduated in 2003. Now he's the head boys basketball coach at Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood.
Provine was a pipeline for former head coach Rod Barnes. The trio of Reed, Harper and Sanders injected new life into the program. Ole Miss reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2001.
Jarvis Summers remembers those days, even if he was just entering the infancy stages of his own decorated high school basketball career.
Ole Miss had a presence in Jackson. Recruits, not just in Jackson, but around the state, regarded Ole Miss as a viable landing spot to continue their respective playing careers.
Six years later, Ole Miss is again making in-roads in the state capital.
Summers, also from Provine, is the second of two players from Jackson to sign with Ole Miss in back-to-back years. Summers signed a national letter of intent in November.
This time next season, he'll suit up with fellow Jacksonian Dundrecous Nelson, as well as Yazoo City product Demarco Cox, at Ole Miss.
"We've got a lot of talent in Jackson, man," Summers said. "We just need to stay in Mississippi and make Mississippi look good. And my family can come see me play, mostly all the time. My home's just a couple of hours away. I'm just ready to get there and work hard."
Summers wasn't widely known on the recruiting trail. He averaged 11 points and six rebounds as a junior. Outside of Ole Miss, his official visits consisted of trips to Murray State and South Alabama. He canceled his final scheduled visit to Oklahoma State.
But numbers don't tell the story of Jarvis Summers. He's an unselfish player. As a point guard, he says his responsibility is to create scoring opportunities for his teammates – a facilitator, if you will.
"I'm a smooth, fundamental player," he said. "I can bring a one-on-one game, but I get my teammates the ball and get my teammates shots. It's all about taking good shots."
Summers was recently selected to the Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen team. Two other Ole Miss signees, guard LaDarius White of McComb and forward Aaron Jones of Gautier, also made the list. The early-signing period in November marked the first time Ole Miss has ever signed three Dandy Dozen picks straight out of high school in the same year.
"Really, what sold me was Ole Miss being close to home," Summers said. "I feel like I can come to Ole Miss and have a good career. They run their offense through their guards. They run and gun like I do in high school. I'm used to it."
Summers more than made up for his lack of notoriety two weeks ago. Glenn Smith's Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Duncanville, Texas provided the stage. And he opened eyes when matched up against one of the better lead guards in the country, four-star Jamal Branch.
With the game on the line, Summers was called upon to take the potential game-winning shot. He was true on a pull-up jumper from 10 feet versus Branch's Grace Prep.
"The first thing, and it sounds cliché, but the first thing I think of when I think of Jarvis Summers is a winner," Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy said. "I think of a kid who brings a maturity to the game. He's a consummate leader. His versatility is really going to be his calling card."
Summers' role has changed every season at Provine. But, every year, his team finishes its season in the 5A state championship game.
Provine was the Class 5A runner-up a year ago with a 23-8 overall record. The Rams have reached the state championship game in each of the past three seasons.
"He's been the point guard there since his ninth grade year," Kennedy said. "And every year, they end in the state championship game, which kind of tells you what this kid is all about. As he goes into his senior year, his role has expanded, but the results have remained the same. They're continuing to win."
Summers has already set his goals for when he arrives at Ole Miss. He wants to be a leader, run the team and get stronger. He wants to be an all-league guard en route to the NBA.
But he knows the hard work he'll have to put in to attain those goals. He'll have competition next season, too. Nelson, six games into his true freshman season, is establishing himself as point guard Chris Warren's heir apparent.
"I've still got a lot to improve on to get to where I need to get," he said. "I think I've come along OK. I just need to stay aggressive all the time and be the leader on the team."
He's excited for the future. It won't be long now. He's found creative ways of keeping up with his future team, mostly through an instant-update application on his iPhone. Ole Miss is 4-2 on the young season, including a recent win over Southern Miss.
"The team's like a family," he said. "I know they'll take care of me."
Kennedy's recruiting philosophy goes beyond national rankings. The fifth-year head coach has said as much. Kennedy searches for players who, put simply, can play, as well as those players who fit into his program and can help his team win games.
Ole Miss has averaged 21-plus wins a season under Kennedy. Summers and Provine are vying for a sixth appearance in the state championship game in 2010-11.
Again, a winner.
"He's a kid that we look to come in here and have an opportunity, because of the way he approaches the game from a maturity standpoint, as well as the fact that he's 6-3, almost 6-4, and close to 200 pounds. Physically, he's going to have the wherewithal to come in here and make an immediate impact," Kennedy said.