Monday, August 15, 2022

Ole Miss Men’s Basketball Headed to the Bahamas

Ole Miss men’s basketball team will head to paradise to play in the Bahamas from July 31 to August 5 as part of their foreign tour.

Ole Miss will call Nassau and Atlantis home during their stay in The Bahamas, which will include several games against local teams at Sir Kendall Isaacs Gym. The NCAA allows basketball teams to take an international trip every four years. Although the preseason games do not count toward the 2022-23 campaign, the week provides extra practice time and game-action for a Rebel roster that has eight new faces.

“We are exactly one month away from our foreign trip to Atlantis in beautiful Nassau, Bahamas,” Ole Miss head coach Kermit Davis said. “We will get 10 extra days of practice in July and play three to four games against the Bahamian national and club teams. I’m really excited to watch our team grow over the next five weeks and watch them play against older and different competition. It always gives your team a great head start leading into the season. Maury Hanks and Global Sports do a fantastic job of giving your players an unbelievable experience in all areas on and off the floor!”

Davis is coming into his fifth season at the helm of the program with returners to the court in junior Matthew Murrell and sophomore Daeshun Ruffin.

The 2022-23 Ole Miss Rebels have eight new additions to the court No. 81 Malique Ewin (Forward, 6-10, 220, Lawrenceville, Georgia/Berkmar HS), No. 97 TJ Caldwell (Guard, 6-4, 190, Dallas, Texas/Faith Family Academy (Oak Cliff)), No. 98 Amaree Abram (Guard, 6-4, 190, Port Arthur, Texas/Southern California Academy) and fellow four-star high school signee Robert Cowherd (Guard, 6-5, 195, Grayson, Georgia/Southern California Academy). Davis and his staff brought ESPN’s 12th-ranked high school signing class into Oxford.

Additionally, Ole Miss has added four transfers for the 2022-23 season: Jackson State graduate transfer Jayveous McKinnis (Forward, 6-7, 225, Brandon, Mississippi); Loyola New Orleans transfer Myles Burns (Forward, 6-6, 210, Houston, Texas); Louisiana transfer Theo Akwuba (Forward, 6-11, 225, Montgomery, Alabama); and Buffalo transfer Josh Mballa (Forward, 6-7, 220, Bordeaux, France).


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