Memphis, TN (Future150) -- With a number of shooting guards graduating from Ole Miss after this upcoming season, head coach Andy Kennedy and assistant coach Bill Armstrong knew that landing one in this class was of upmost importance. On Wednesday afternoon he did just that, getting a commitment from Memphis product Terence Davis.
The athletic wing prospect has always had a ton of potential, but really took his game to another level when he decided to focus on basketball. Now he is working to further develop the range and consistency of his jumper and become a complete scorer.
“Terance Davis means a lot to the team Thad program, hes been with us for three years and has been loyal. One thing that makes him special is his ability to attack the rim and mix things up as a scorer, now that he’s focusing on basketball, the sky is the limit.” His AAU coach, Norton Hurd, said.
This isn’t the first time that Kennedy and company have gotten a big commitment from the Team Thad program either, as they pulled big man Marcanvis Hymon in their 2014 haul. While having a former teammate in the fold didn’t hurt the Rebels’ chances, it was the ability for Davis’ parents to be able to come and see him play that was a major factor in his decision.
“The reason I chose Ole Miss is because I grew up in Mississippi, It’s only an hour away from home. My parents can come to watch me. I really like Coach Kennedy and Coach Armstrong and they were in constant contact with me. I want to be able to put on for my state,” said the newest Rebel.
“I also want to thank Coach Mike White and Coach Jordan Mincy of Louisiana Tech, If I could go to two schools, I would be going to Tech as well,” he added.
The way that he connected with the coaching staff was also a major factor in his decision, as he ultimately chose the Rebels over Cincinnati and Louisiana Tech. Ole Miss fans should be excited as well, as they will be getting an athletic wing who can really score the ball, as well as defend. He looked fantastic during the July live periods and it would appear that focusing of basketball has really done wonders for his game.
With one scholarship left for the class of 2015, don’t be surprised to see Ole Miss zero in on Team Thad teammate Nick Marshall or Skal Labissiere, a top ten player in this class that the Rebels have made serious in-roads with in the past year.