Grad transfer Dimencio Vaughn signs with Ole Miss

Published 12:54 pm Monday, April 6, 2020

Ole Miss hoops is hitting the graduate transfer market hard.

Kermit Davis and the Rebels landed one of the top graduate transfers on the market later on Sunday, with former Rider University guard Dimencio Vaughn announcing his commitment to Ole Miss over Georgia and Connecticut.

“After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided to continue my basketball career at Ole Miss,” Vaughn said in a statement on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone that helped me through the process. Excited to be a Rebel.”

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A big plus for the Rebels, Vaughn will come to Oxford as immediately eligible. He just has one final year of eligibility, yet he can play right away.

The New York native averaged 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game a season ago as a redshirt junior, shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from the three-point line. He was the No. 4 ranked graduate transfer in the nation, according to Jeff Goodman.

Vaughn played most of his time over the past few seasons at the shooting guard position. Theoretically, he will slot in alongside returning Devontae Shuler and Oxford’s own Jarkel Joiner, about whom head coach Davis spent much of his redshirt year this past season raving.

Four-star freshman Matthew Murrell, the top rated recruit in Ole Miss’s 2020 recruiting class, also plays a similar role in what should be a very talented Rebel backcourt this upcoming season.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Ole Miss is also in talks with graduate transfer forward Jeriah Horne, who averaged 11.1 points and 5.2 rebounds this past season at Tulsa. Horne is also immediately eligible.