Ole Miss hoops get huge commitment from forward Khadim Sy

Published 8:23 pm Monday, May 13, 2019

Kermit Davis had a big-man sized hole in his roster coming into the offseason. Bruce Stevens graduated this past weekend and junior Dominik Olejniczek announced he was transferring not long after the season ended.

Well Ole Miss just partially filled that big hole. The Rebels got a commitment Monday night form a 6-foot-10 junior college power forward, Khadim Sy. A four-star rated player by Rivals, Sy announced his commitment via twitter, committing to Ole Miss over Pittsburgh and East Carolina.

Coming out of Senegal, Khadim Sy was originally part of the Virginia Tech 2016 recruiting class. He later left Blacksburg, not once but twice, eventually enrolling at junior college Daytona State. He dominated during his time as a Falcon, averaging 16.8 points (while shooting 55-percent) and 10 rebounds per game. The Daytona State team finished the 2018-19 season with a 25-7 record.

For Ole Miss, Sy fills a much needed gap in the roster. Despite having some pretty high highs in the 2018-19 season, and two bodies in the big men role, the Rebels struggled to get much of anything from their post play for much of the season.

An interesting side note, the latest Rebel addition has a history with Ole Miss rising junior Devontae Shuler – they attended high school together at powerhouse Oak Hill.

Sy now joins an Ole Miss recruiting class that consists of another 6-foot-9 guy out of the Bahamas that the Rebels are really excited about – Sammy Hunter. The Rebels also got four-star guard Austin Crawley, who had originally signed with Vanderbilt, and three other three-star players in small forward Antavion Collum, center Rodney Howard and guard Bryce Williams. Safe to say that the 2019-20 Rebels are about to look a whole lot different.