Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven/Memphis, Tenn.) , a four-star 2014 forward, committed to Ole Miss on Tuesday evening. He picked the Rebels over Mississippi State, Memphis, Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn. He also held offers from Cincinnati, Missouri, UMass and Murray State.
According to several reports, Ole Miss was the leader in the clubhouse heading up to Tuesday’s announcement.
Although he stands at 6-foot-7, Hymon will likely play the four when he suits up for Ole Miss beginning in 2014. As seen in the video below, Hymon is an active player on both ends of the floor. This is a good addition for Andy Kennedy. It appears the success of last season’s team, ending in an SEC tournament championship, helped the Rebels land a Hymon.
He joins a recruiting class that includes junior college shooting guard. Kennedy did not have a four-star recruit in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.
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LSU began practice on Monday with one notable absence.
Ben Simmons, one of the nation’s top recruits and the potential first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, has suffered a minor ankle injury and is being listed as day-to-day, according to Sheldon Mickles of the Baton Rogue Advocate.
The Tigers do not open the season until Nov. 13 when they host McNeese State, plenty of time to recover from a sore ankle.
Simmons has already suited up for LSU, averaging 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 3.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per game during the team’s foreign tour of Australia back in August.
Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden began the first week off practice still nursing an injury.
Selden suffered an ankle sprain several weeks ago, and while he has been seen wearing a boot, he has continued to practice with the Jayhawks according to Gary Bedore of KUSports.com
“He has an ankle sprain,” Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “The only reason he is in a boot is to immobilize it when walking around. He has been practicing, yes. He’s not 100 percent, though. He sprained it three weeks ago. We are hopeful by the end of the week he’ll be much closer to full speed. He should be fine in a week or so.”
The 6-foot-5 Selden is coming off a sophomore slump, averaging 9.4 points and shooting below 40 percent from the field during the 2014-15 season. However, he is coming off a dominating performance this summer at the World University Games in Korea, leading the Team USA in scoring at 19.3 points per game en route to the gold medal.
Kansas begins the 2015-16 against Northern Colorado on Nov. 13. The home opener is followed by a meeting with Michigan State on Nov. 17 at the Champions Classic in Chicago.