Thursday, February 21, 2008

Talk About A Playmaker

One of the best players in Ole Miss basketball in the last twenty years will be honored at the SEC Tournament in March as an SEC Legend. The forward from Gosnell, Ark(also home of Jermey Parnell) was a great one and played on my favorite teams ever. He was a teammate of a great one who this blog is named after. As noted below Harvell outscored Shaq to win the SEC title during the 92 season.

(UMAA/SEC Release)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – He finished his college career in 1993 as one of the top scorers in Ole Miss and Southeastern Conference basketball history, and 15 years later Joe Harvell is part of the 2008 class of the Chick-fil-A SEC Basketball Legends to be honored at the conference tournament March 13-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

In his rookie season of 1989-90, Harvell earned Freshman All-America honors, and he earned All-SEC accolades for the next three years as the scoring machine racked up 2,078 career points, which still ranks among the top 20 totals in league history and second on the Ole Miss charts. As a freshman, the Gosnell, Ark., native was the SEC Tournament's leading scorer while helping Ole Miss to the championship game. In his junior season he topped the SEC with 25.0 points per game, edging LSU's Shaquille O'Neal for the scoring title.

Harvell is now the district manager with Dunlap & Kyle Co., overseeing several Gateway Tire stores in the Memphis area.

The 2008 class also includes Leon Marlaire, Alabama; Corliss Williamson, Arkansas; Wesley Person, Auburn; Dan Cross, Florida; Hugh Durham, Georgia; Kyle Macy, Kentucky; Frank Brian, LSU; Wiley Peck, Mississippi State; Ronnie Collins, South Carolina; Bernard King, Tennessee and Barry Goheen, Vanderbilt.

Each Chick-fil-A SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.