Rebels In Pro Basketball

OXFORD, Miss. - Over the years, Ole Miss has produced a heap of hoops talent, and many former Rebels are still lacing up their sneakers in basketball leagues around the world.

Ole Miss fans will soon have one more professional player to cheer for in Terrico White, who is expected to be picked in the upcoming 2010 NBA Draft (June 24).

Thirteen Ole Miss players have been selected in an NBA (or ABA) draft, most recently Justin Reed in 2004. The school's highest draft pick was Gerald Glass, who went in the first round (20th overall) to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1990.

More than 45 players have gone from Ole Miss to the professional ranks, including the NBA, ABA, overseas leagues and American minor leagues. A handful of former Rebel hoopsters even went on to professional careers in other sports (e.g., All-Americans Don Kessinger and Joe Gibbon in baseball and recent Rebels Jermey Parnell and Greg Hardy in football).

There are currently at least 13 former Rebels competing professionally around the world, as listed in the chart below. Most European leagues are either into their playoffs or have just concluded their season.

Player Team/Country in 2009-10 Season Highlights Notable Players in League
Todd Abernethy Estonia league champions  
Derrick Allen Germany 14.8 ppg (leads team) Rasheem Barrett (Auburn), Derrick Byars (Vanderbilt), Ronald DuPree (LSU, NBA), Lee Humphrey (Florida), Casey Jacobsen (Stanford, NBA), Drew Neitzel (Michigan St.), Quantez Robertson (Auburn), Ramar Smith (Tennessee), Rashad Wright (Georgia), Vincent Yarbrough (Tennessee, NBA)
Dwayne Curtis Turkey  18.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg (both lead team)  Lonny Baxter (Maryland, NBA), Jermareo Davidson (Alabama), Ricky Davis (Iowa, NBA), Shan Foster (Vanderbilt), Tarence Kinsey (South Carolina, NBA), Tyler Smith (Tennessee) 
Bam Doyne  Hungary  21.4 ppg (2nd in league), 2nd team All-Hungary  Winsome Frazier (Mississippi St.), Darius Rice (Miami, nephew of Jerry Rice) 
Tommie Eddie  Portugal  15.3 ppg  Zam Fredrick (South Carolina) 
Aaron Harper  Bulgaria  22.7 ppg (leads league), 1st team All-Bulgaria, Guard & Import of the Year   
David Huertas  France & Puerto Rico  16.1 ppg (France), 16.7 ppg (P.R.) 

France: Julius Hodge (NC State, NBA), A.D. Vassallo (Va. Tech), Ramel Bradley (Kentucky), Trey Johnson (Jackson St.), Scooter McFadgon (Tennessee), Drew Neitzel (Michigan St.), David Noel (UNC), Kareem Reid (Arkansas), Mykal Riley (Alabama)

Puerto Rico: Walter Hodge (Florida), Marcus Fizer (Iowa St., NBA), DerMarr Johnson (Cincinnati, NBA), Dan Langhi (Vanderbilt, NBA), Michael Sweetney (Georgetown, NBA), Robert Traylor (Michigan, NBA), Bonzi Wells (Ball St., NBA), Major Wingate (Tennessee), A.D. Vassallo (Va. Tech)

John Jackson  Dominican Republic     
Justin Johnson  Newport Beach Surf (WCPBL)     
Ansu Sesay  France    See Huertas above 
Jason Smith  Romania  17.1 ppg (leads team)   
Kenny Williams  Germany    See Allen above
LaTaryl Williams  United Kingdom  U.K. All-Defensive team   


 

 

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