Ole Miss basketball lands three-star power forward Carlos Curry Jr.

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Another basketball recruit is following Kermit Davis to Ole Miss.

Ole Miss picked up a commitment from Dougherty Comprehensive (Georgia) power forward Carlos Curry Jr. on Wednesday. Curry, who visited Ole Miss earlier this month, chose the Rebels over offers from Florida State, Oklahoma and Buffalo among others.

The 6-foot-11, 220-pound Curry, a consensus three-star prospect, is rated the No. 71 power forward in the country and the No. 19 player in Georgia in the 247Sports.com composite rankings. Curry joins forwards KJ Buffen, Blake Hinson and Zach Naylor, point guard Franco Miller Jr. and junior college wing Brian Halums in the Rebels’ 2018 signing class.

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Curry originally signed with Middle Tennessee State but was released from his scholarship after Davis was hired at Ole Miss in March. He joins Buffen as the second former MTSU signee to choose Ole Miss.

With Curry’s signing, Ole Miss is at the 13-scholarship limit for next season assuming Terence Davis returns for his senior season. Davis entered the NBA Draft earlier this spring but did not sign with an agent, giving him the option to withdraw his name and return to school by the June 11 deadline.

Curry could immediately compete for minutes as a true interior presence that’s lacking on Ole Miss’ roster. Seven-footer Dominik Olejniczak played in 32 games but averaged just 4.3 points and 2.6 points in his first season with the Rebels, which forced Bruce Stevens, at 6-8, to log most of the minutes at center toward the end of last season.

Sophomore Karlis Silins will rejoin Ole Miss’ frontcourt next season, though he’s missed most of the last two seasons with a torn ACL.