Three Rebel Basketball Players Not Returning

May 16, 2006

OXFORD, Miss. - Three members of the Ole Miss basketball team are continuing their careers elsewhere. Rebel head coach Andy Kennedy announced Tuesday that Brandon Patterson, Mike Smith and Marquis Young have decided not to return to the team.

"After visiting with Brandon, Mike and Marquis, we believe it's in everyone's best interest for them to pursue their academic and athletic opportunities elsewhere," Kennedy said. "We wish them all the best in their future endeavors."

Mike Smith


A sophomore guard from Altheimer, Ark., Patterson posted 4.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game over his Rebel career. He played in every game of his two seasons at Ole Miss with 15 starts, and as a freshman, he finished second on the team in 3-pointers made and scored in double-figures four times.

Marquis Young


Smith, a freshman forward from Jacksonville, Ark., averaged 2.2 points and 1.7 rebounds in 29 games this season. Young, a freshman center from Chicago, saw action in 10 contests and turned in averages of 0.7 points and 1.3 boards.
 

 

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