Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Rebs Pick-Up Signee

Rod Barnes had one of just a couple of signees for this year sign the dotted line to play basketball at Ole Miss beginning next year. Solomon Bozeman signed a letter of intent this morning. Bozeman is no stranger to the program, as his dad was a former assistant coach for the Rebels before taking a head coaching job at Southern Arkansas this year. Worldclassglass reported all of this earlier in the year so this is nothing new, it was just a matter of paperwork. I have attached the press release below.

The Rebels knowingly expect to sign one more player this year from Indiana.

OXFORD — Solomon Bozeman, the son of a former Ole Miss assistant coach, signed a letter of intent today to play basketball for the Rebels, the school announced.Bozeman, a 6-foot-1 guard from Magnolia, Ark., is the first player to sign during the fall period with coach Rod Barnes.Bozeman's father, Eric, was an Ole Miss assistant until last year, when he was named head coach at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.Bozeman averaged 25.1 points, 6.6 assists and 4.9 rebounds a game last season for Oxford High School."I've known him since he was probably 5 years old," Barnes said. "He grew up around the game and what it takes to compete at this level. Because of his father, he already understands what we're doing on offense and defense. I look forward to coaching him."