Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

# 55 Ole Miss : College Basketball Countdown

Published on October 21, 2011 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting in a month or so, and practices are starting soon. College basketball might be the only game in town, which will give even more attention to the college game. I can’t wait for this upcoming season.

Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2011-12 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 74 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 26 mid majors in my top 100 countdown. This month I will continue my college basketball previews with top players and match ups and much more; I am just finishing my conference power rankings.

Who will put at number 1? North Carolina or Kentucky or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out.

# 55 Ole Miss

Coach: Andy Kennedy (Five seasons at Ole Miss 105-64), overall 126-77, 6 years

2010-11 Record: 20-14 overall, 7-9 in SEC (Tie/3rd West)

Starters Returning (3) Terrance Henry, Nick Williams, Reginald Buckner

The Rebels do lose their 2 scorers, but they return their starting frontcourt and add some talented transfers. Terrance Henry (9.7 ppg) is the Rebels best player at power forward; he is very athletic, and he finished the season strong recording many double doubles. Center Reginald Buckner (6.8 ppg) is one of the best-shot blockers in the nation. Murphy Holloway transferred away from Ole Miss after averaging 10.1 ppg, now he is back at Ole Miss and their top big guy off the bench. Steadman Short (3.2 ppg), Demarco Cox (1.6 ppg), and freshman Aaron Jones and Jamal Jones, provide depth in the frontcourt. Dundrecous Nelson (7.2 ppg) will be the man at point guard; he put good numbers in limited minutes last year. Nick Williams (6.2 ppg) is a very solid player on the wing. The depth in the backcourt will come from three freshman Jarvis Summers, Ladarius White, and Maurice Aniefiok. Also in the mix is transfer Dale Hughes. The very talented Memphis transfer Jelan Kendrick will start at small forward once he is eligible in December.

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