If you are a guard and can shoot lights out, we have a school for you. A. K. has shown that his Ole Miss basketball program is a magnet for small guys who can shoot. Furthermore, they are essential to an Andy Kennedy offense. We had a few from which to choose. It was hard, but these are the three we put on the All-A.K. First Team.
When Stefan Moody was in the building, everybody was waiting to see what he would do next. Would it be a long three from between the circles? Or would he drive and slam it through the hoop with two hands? You could not afford to blink or you might miss something. He was one player I wish we would’ve had for all four years. However, while he was here he made his mark.
In two years he was able to join the 1000 point club with 1294 points. In two years he is sixth on the list for made threes with 181. He was able to accumulate 213 assist and 103 steals in his short time here as well. Now Moody appears to be enjoying a good career overseas. It was nice having number 42 here for the few years we had him.
According to OleMissSports.com, there are only four players in the history of the Southeastern Conference to score 2,000 points while also recording 400 assist. They are the incomparable Pete Maravich of LSU, Tennessee’s Allan Houston, Georgia’s Litterial Green and Ole Miss’ Chris Warren.
While at Ole Miss, Warren was a scoring machine. No one has made more three pointers than him at 334. Also, he was third in career points with 2,021. He was third in assist, second in free throws made and sixth in minutes played. His numbers speak for themselves. He’s one of the best Kennedy has ever had on campus. Warren would have been a star on any team he played on. I’m glad he decided to play for us.
There are times when I feel that Jarvis Summers doesn’t get his just dues. He is often the forgotten man when looking back at A.K. coached teams. However, Summers was a consistent winner for the Rebels. As a matter of fact, Summers ranked fourth in wins as a Rebel. Jarvis Summers was a steady player while here in Oxford.
Summers is second, only to Sean Tuohy in assists with 530. He is also Top10 in points scored with 1,629. As a matter of fact, Summers is one of four players in SEC history to score 1,600 points and 500 career assists. We may have taken his play for granted while he was here. However, from his freshman to his senior year, you could count on Summers giving his all each time he was on the court. Therefore, his effort earned him a spot on the first team.
O.K. That’s my list. However, let’s hear from you. Quote this article on Twitter or Share on Facebook and list your top five players to have played for A.K. Let the debate begin!