College basketball is approaching the special time of year, so it’s never too early to look forward to the next wave of top-ranked players coming into the game.
From the Ole Miss perspective, an unbalanced 2021-22 season will underscore the need for recruitment for Kermit Davis and the company during the domestic part of the recruitment process, especially during the official visiting season.
In-state star Jacob Gazzo, a forward or center projection from Mccomb (Miss.) Parklane Academy is the only verbal commitment to the program in the recruiting class in 2023. The Clarion Ledger Dandy Dusin Selection also plays baseball in high school.
Stick to The Grove Report for all the latest recruitment updates and efforts to build the future list below:
APRIL 11, KL. 13:15 UPDATE:
Ole Miss is busy on the transfer portal as the college basketball offseason season begins and there is a new name to be traced in Kenneth Lofton Jr.
According to Jon Rothstein, Ole Miss is among several programs interested in the Louisiana Tech sophomore, who is also considering submitting his name to the 2022 NBA Draft.
This past season, Lofton started 33 games for the Bulldogs and led the team to score with 16.5 points per game. match. He reached nearly a double-double in every other outing and recorded 17 over the course of the season. Last summer, he won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Latvia.
MARCH 26 AT 23.00 UPDATE:
Ole Miss offered a point guard who has not yet become very well known. Elijah Crawford comes from Augusta (Ga.) Augusta Christian School. The 6’1 “, 170-pound point guard had already received extended offers from Xavier and Wichita State, but his offer from Ole Miss is his first Power Five offer.
Only a growing junior, Crawfords recruitment could be gaining momentum despite the need to still play two more years of high school basketball. A very talented dribbler and shooter, Crawford is a combination point guard.
When he wants his shot off, Crawford can be pretty hard to defend. He is still able to also put teammates up for shots. Depending on his size, when he signs his letter of intent about 18 months from now, Crawford could also play some two guards and be more of a scoring threat.
MARCH 14, 8:45 PM Update:
A new Rebel basketball goal is on the radar in the 2024 class.
This weekend, sophomore Jason Asemota announced a new scholarship offer from the Rebel coaching staff. The Phenix (Ariz.) Hillcrest Prep standout is considered one of the best wingers in the class, ranked in the top 20 overall by 247Sports Composite at this time.
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Asemota has reported more than a dozen deals, including several in the SEC such as Auburn, Florida, Georgia and others. In addition to the footprint, he also has Kansas, Memphis and other tongue on the track.
Listed at 6’9 “, 185 pounds and originally from Massachusetts, Asemota is not expected to make a decision at all.
MARCH 1, 18:30 Update:
One of the best rebellious basketball goals is ready to choose.
Castaic (Calif.) Southern California Academy guard Amaree Abram announced her intentions to commit over the weekend via social media Tuesday.
The class for the 2022 outlook will shut the process down Saturday night given programs like Louisville, Maryland, St. Louis and more. John’s and DePaul in addition to Ole Miss. to Texas A&M, and expects to make an impact immediately if he chooses the program.
“I think I would fit into the SEC system, especially theirs,” Abram told On3. “Like I said, a lot of schools want me to come in and be a key factor. I know they have guards, but I think I and those guards could be big names in the SEC. They want me to come in and make an impact from the start. “
Abram was offered by the rebel staff back in November.
FEBRUARY 19, 5:00 PM Update:
One week from Saturday, one of the best Ole Miss basketball goals will be in town on an official visit.
According to Joe Tipton, Brandon Gardner will pay an official visit to Oxford starting on 26 February. The big man in Raleigh (NC) Word of God Christian Academy, who may appear as a power forward, recently paid an official visit to St. Louis. John’s in New York City.
In addition to Ole Miss and SJU, Gardner has been on campus at LSU and Auburn this season. The junior played his freshman and sophomore seasons in the state of South Carolina.
Per On3, Memphis could be a late factor in a college recruitment that could end as early as this summer.
The 6’7 “, 200-pound prospect averaged 9.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Gardner is considered a top 100 ranked basketball recruit by most basketball-covering businesses, and Gardner has better numbers as an upper-class man at his new school.
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