Ole Miss Basketball: 3 key storylines for Rebels in 2019 offseason

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3. Any roster additions?

At this point, all 350+ Division 1 NCAA Basketball teams are effective by the transfer portal one way or another. It fans sake, the hope is that it’s more positively. That’s been the case so far for Ole Miss, grabbing Jarkel Joiner from Cal State Bakersfield.

The 6’1 guard averaged 15.6 ppg and 3.6 rpg this past season as an All-WAC player. He left the west coast to essentially come back home, as he’s an Oxford native. He’ll sit out this upcoming season and will have two years remaining. It’s a good move for the team to have him, as he’ll be Tyree’s replacement at the shooting guard position.

The Rebels could be in the market for yet another guard in Ohio transfer Teyvion Kirk, a 6’4 playmaker who put up over 14 ppg and 5.0 rpg in the two years. It’s not known how much a shot they have with Kirk but should be in good shape anyways on the perimeter.

The frontcourt, however, could really use a grad transfer big. They are a finalist for former Virginia Tech Hokie forward Khadim Sy and will get an official visit with him. Some of the other highly regarded ones already have their set list of teams but the Rebels could go after a few flying under the radar like a Shakur Juiston from UNLV and Matej Kavas from Seattle, both of whom had season-ending injuries this season. This team has minutes to offer on what should at least be an NCAA Tournament contender.

Ole Miss Basketball is in decent shape for 2019-20 but will need to have a couple of things shake out positively on their end. It’s only the end of April with months ahead until the start of next season. Anything can happen, so tune in to Ole Hotty Toddy for any Rebel updates.