Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Rounding Out The Class

OXFORD, Miss. – Andy Kennedy solidified the future of his Ole Miss basketball program Wednesday, announcing the signing of Zach Graham, Chris Warren and Kevin Cantinol to national letters of intent. All three will be eligible for the 2007-08 season as freshmen.
“We are very excited about the three players we signed during the November signing period,” said Kennedy, who is in his first fall as Rebel head coach. “We feel we have addressed many key needs of our team and have taken another step in returning our program to prominence. In Zach Graham, Chris Warren and Kevin Cantinol, we have brought in three quality young men who will contribute to this university both on and off the basketball court.”

A 6-foot-5, 220-pound wing from Suwanee, Ga., Graham is rated the 87th-best player in the nation by Hoop Scoop and the No. 29 small forward by, first in the Atlanta metro area. He was a two-time all-star selection at the ABCD All-American Camp.

A native of Orlando, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Warren is the nation’s 20th-ranked point guard by He is also named the No. 7 player in the state of Florida by Vince Murray of The Florida Focus scouting service.

A 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward from Clearwater, Fla., Cantinol is also listed among the state’s top-20 players by The Florida Focus, and was an All-Tournament selection at the Disney Super Showcase. Playing for coach Dave Bintz at Calvary Christian Academy, Cantinol tallied 16 points, 12 boards and 3.5 blocks in receiving All-Conference accolades as a junior a year ago.