Hoops program hosts several key prospects

Read inside to see which prospects were in attendance for Ole Miss' Rebel Roundup last Friday and which prospects are expected to be here for this Saturday's 10:30 a.m. practice.



The Ole Miss basketball program held their "Rebel Roundup" last Friday.

The Hoops program was looking to capitalize from the atmosphere of the Ole Miss/Alabama football game

It worked, as the basketball program hosted six key junior prospects last weekend for unofficial visits.


The following players were in town for Ole Miss' Rebel Roundup:


Keegan Bell

Keegan Bell (PG, Madison, AL) - Keegan's game can best be described as a "playmaker". He is very aggressive point guard offensively who can really shoot the daylights out of the ball and can pass equally well. Bell is a very skilled athlete who has been starting for Bob Jones High School since his 7th grade season.

Keegan is 6' 2", 180 and is ranked the #81 player in the country by Hoops Scoop for the '07 class. He participated in the Reebok and ABCD Camps this past summer..

Bell brought both his parents with him. They arrived on Friday and left on Saturday. This was Bell's first unofficial visit, and the Rebels were very flattered that he picked Ole Miss for his first practice. The visit went very/very well.

Keegan's top 5 consists of Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Vandy. All five schools have offered.

Coach Michael White is responsible for Keegan's recruitment.



Terrence Oglesby

Terrence Oglesby (SG, Cleveland, TN) - The 6' 2", 180 pound shooting guard is what you term a "pure shooter", as one of my sources told me that he might be the best spot up shooter in the country. That is some pretty high cotton, as the '07 class is loaded with great shooters. Oglesby not only has a good shoot; he is extremely skilled and intelligent.

Oglesby brought both of his parents with him for the visit. The Oglesby's were class people and everybody enjoyed their presence. The visit went well. Terrence has already visited Tennessee and will take in Vandy's midnight madness this weekend.

It is not a coincidencethat Ole Miss, Vandy, and Tennessee are at the top of Terrence's list.

Terrence participated in the prestigious NBA camp this past summer.

Coach Michael While is responsible for Oglesby's recruitment.





DeAndre Bynum

DeAndre Bynum (Combo Guard, Memphis, TN) - The 6' 5" combo guard attends Memphis Whitestation and played next to J.P. Prince as a sophomore. For your "recruitnicks", J.P. was a Top 25 national prospect last year.

But it is DeAndre's year to shine, and his athleticism will eventually lead Bynum's name to the national scene. He is extremely athletic, versatile, and he really knows how to play the game. If he becomes a big time scorer, he will become a national commodity. DeAndre only averaged 11 points a game as a sophomore playing next to J.P., but the touches are going to be limited when you are playing with someone of Prince's stature.

DeAndre's father accompanied him on his visit. The visit went very well. Ole Miss is in good shape for his signature. Schools from all over the country are showing Bynum interest, as Florida, Syracuse, and Georgetown are just a few that are currently recruiting the high riser from Memphis.

Coach Michael White is responsible for Bynum's recruitment.




Marcus Britt
(Wing, Forest City, AR) - The 6' 3" wingman from Forest City High School averaged 19.9 points a game last season. He is a really good shooter that also uses his strength around the basket.

Oklahoma State, Miami, Ole Miss, and Virginia have been showing the most interest, as all four schools have been by Forest City's gym to scout the young man.

Britt's high school basketball coach accompanied him on the trip to Ole Miss.

Coach Grant Pate is responsible for Britt's recruitment.




Kevin Brown (3G, Hughes, AR) - The 6' 6", 200 pound "athlete" is exactly that, a big time athlete. He is a slasher that really attacks the board well. Kevin gets a lot of "junk" baskets due to his athleticism and aggressiveness on the boards. Some say Kevin is a baby "Jason Smith".

Kevin's head coach brought him on the trip to Ole Miss and the visit went well.

Texas A&M and Ole Miss are showing Kevin the most interest. Brown is very "raw" and when that talent is developed, look for his stock to sky rocket.

Coach Grant Pate is responsible for Britt's recruitment.



Stephon Weaver (Combo Guard, Forest City, AR) - Marcus' teammate, Stephen Weaver, is also receiving some serious D1 interest.

Weaver is a pure scorer (averaged 21 pts as a sophomore). He just knows how to get the ball in the hole. Stephon is a very hard working young man and his techniques show.

Stephon is listed as 6' 1", 190 and is former Ole Miss hoopster, Jason Smith's, first cousin.

Tulsa, Rice, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss are showing the most interest.

Coach Grant Pate is responsible for Britt's recruitment.


Another Arkansas name to keep in mind

James Anderson (Combo, Junction City, AR) - James is considered one of the Top prospects in the '07 class.

He is listed as 6' 6", 200 and the kid can flat out stroke it and really fill it up.

Ole Miss has marked James as a major/major priority for the '07 class.



How many players will Ole Miss sign for the '07 Class?


There is no certainty yet on the numbers, as Todd Abernethy and Bam Doyne are the only scholarship juniors on the current roster.

But, you never know who is going to stay or leave. With two years left for that to be determined, it is simply too hard to give you an educated guess, but we do know that at least two scholarships will be available.





What about this year's class?

The Rebels are done for their Fall Class.

They currently have
Solomon Bozeman, Justin Cerasoli (transfer from Setan Hall who is currently on the team), Shay Hodge (will be placed on a football scholarship), and Herbert Terry committed.

Herbert Terry and Solomon Bozeman will be taking official visits to Ole Miss this weekend.

If a spot comes open in the Spring, it will only be because someone has left the team. It could happen, but lets hope it does not, as there are no more "uniform feelers" left on the team.


Anybody else coming in this weekend?

Maurice Miller

There is a good chance that Memphis' Maurice Miller will be in town unofficially for the 10:30 am scrimmage.

"Mo" is considered one of the Top 25 players in the country and some consider him to be the top point guard in the land.

He simply dominates out on the court and will be an immediate impact player on the next level.

He is listed as 6' 2", 180 and preps at Raleigh Egypt.


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