2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 34 games with starts in the last 7 games of the season ... Averaged 7.2 points in 15.1 minutes per game ... Fourth on the team in scoring, third in 3-pointers (44) and third in free-throw percentage (78.0) ... In SEC play, averaged 7.4 points in 16.3 minutes per game ... Posted double-figure points on 11 occasions ... Led the team in scoring twice and in assists three times ... Posted an 11.3 scoring average over the final 7 games ... Set the Ole Miss freshman record with a 30-point outburst at Auburn (3/2), tying the freshman record with 7 3-pointers ... Tallied 14 points in the SEC Tournament game vs. #15 Kentucky ... Back-to-back 10-point efforts in wins over Arkansas (3/5) and South Carolina (3/10) ... First arrived on the SEC scene with a 17-point outburst (4-5 FGs, 3-4 3-pt FGs, 6-6 FTs) at Vanderbilt ... Helped Rebels during comeback stretch by scoring 9 of his 11 points in the second half at Alabama (2/12) ... Back-to-back then-career highs with 16 points vs. Saint Louis and 17 against Alcorn State ... Tallied 12 points (5-8 FGs) vs. Dayton ... Dished out a career-high 6 assists vs. ETSU ... Had his first highlight-reel dunk vs. Colorado State in Cancun.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 89 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com ... Listed as the No. 20 point guard in the country by Scout.com, No. 22 by Rivals.com and No. 23 by ESPN.com ... Averaged 22.4 points and 3.5 assists as a senior, helping Murrah High School to a district championship ... Also helped Murrah, coached by Bob Frith, to a district title as a sophomore ... Named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Two-time Dandy Dozen pick by The Clarion-Ledger ... Two-time All-State selection ... Three-time All-Metro ... MVP of the 2010 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game, scoring 22 points in a 112-88 win ... Averaged 17 points as a junior before sustaining injuries in a serious car accident ... Averaged 21 points as a sophomore and set a school record with a 45-point outing that season ... Also played football for two years and was the team MVP and an all-district pick as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dundrecous Deunta Nelson ... Born Nov. 24, 1991 ... Son of Petronia Nelson and Lehman Ellis ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts ... Member of the Jackson Panthers AAU team under the direction of coach LeMond Roy ... Chose Ole Miss over such schools as Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas State, Mississippi State and USC.
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Summer is approaching which means the magazine stands are starting to fill up with preseason football publications. I swung by the convenient store Wednesday, and it looks like Sporting News and Athlon won the war of getting their season previews... read more
Track & Field News published today a comprehensive listing of the best marks in the world and U.S. this year, combining indoors and outdoors (full lists here). Several current and former Ole Miss athletes found themselves on the lists, as... read more
Behind Bobby Wahl and Mike Mayers, sophomore right-hander Sam Smith has quietly put together a stellar season in his own right. The regular third starter in the weekend rotation, the Lake Charles, La., native is 3-0 with a 3.11 ERA... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (37-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 3 Arkansas (35-19, 18-11 SEC)May 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Comcast Sports Southeast/ESPN3UM So. RHP Sam Smith (3-0, 3.28 ERA) vs. UA Jr. RHP Barrett Astin (4-4, 2.02... read more
WHAT HAPPENED VS. KENTUCKY: On four days' rest, junior right-hander Mike Mayers pitched a gem, giving up one run (unearned) on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work, as No. 6 seed Ole Miss... read more
Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. UK SR LHP Jerad Grundy (6-5, 4.75 ERA)1. LF Tanner Mathis (0-for-7, 3 BB)2, SS Austin Anderson (2-for-6)3. C Stuart Turner (2-for-3, HR, 2 BB)4. 3B Andrew Mistone (5-for-9, 3 2B, 3B)5. CF Auston... read more
No. 6 Ole Miss (36-20, 15-15 SEC) vs. No. 11 Kentucky (30-24, 11-19 SEC) May 21 | 9:30 a.m. | Hoover, Ala. | Fox Sports Net/ESPN3 UM Jr. RHP Mike Mayers (4-5, 3.21 ERA) vs. UK Sr. LHP Jerad Grundy... read more
My name is Austin Miller, and I am the new writer and blogger for OleMissSports.com. I graduated with a bachelor's in journalism from Ole Miss less than two weeks ago, and I will be attending graduate school there in the... read more
It was exciting news this week as Rebel favorite Tom Luke returned to the Ole Miss football program as Assistant A.D. for Player Development. A second-generation Rebel and the brother of fellow Ole Miss standout and staffer Matt Luke, Tom... read more
A little more than a year into his first term as Ole Miss Athletics Director, Ross Bjork made his first trip to Starkville this week but did so for a good cause. Bjork and Bulldog AD Scott Stricklin joined forces... read more
Despite losing the All-American twin duo of Marcel and Chris Thiemann and playing in the toughest conference in America, Ole Miss finished the 2013 regular season with a ranking of No. 7 in the nation.The regular season was highlighted by... read more
Injuries have riddled the Ole Miss football team this spring, and after evaluating the situation this week, the coaching staff determined a full scale scrimmage would not be an option for this year's BancorpSouth Grove Bowl. As a result, the... read more