Martavious Newby picks Ole Miss

MEMPHIS — Washington High senior guard Martavious Newby has committed to Ole Miss, Newby's high school coach, Fred Horton, said Thursday afternoon.

Horton said he talked with Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy and confirmed through Kennedy that Newby, a 6-foot-2, 201-pound combo guard, has committed to the Rebels.

"I just got off the phone with Kennedy about three or four minutes ago," Horton said. "He's committed. He's going to Ole Miss.

"Kennedy was very excited, man. They've spent a lot of time and they've showed they wanted the kid."

Newby averaged 22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.7 steals as a junior at Washington.

Newby told The Commercial Appeal last month at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C., he had offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas and Missouri.

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Witch_Doctors writes:

Witch Doctor say it slow news day for Basketball if we reporting on kids we wasnt even trying for.
Bones never lie.
*Witch Doctor feel your pain sports writer.

Futurecoach16 writes:

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You would have a point, except that Tennessee was not listed as a school that offered this kid. If the Vols had offered him, and fans were saying that, you'd be right. However, since he was not offered to come to Tennessee, it can be safely assumed the good doctor is correct. Way to show your reading comprehension skills.

Witch_Doctors writes:

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Witch Doctor ask if you no speakie English? Witch Doctor say read story before posting...maybe look less stupid? We werent recruiting him. Witch Doctor say geez.......
Bones never lie.

Witch_Doctors writes:

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Witch Doctor think someones blown out your pilot light.
Bones never lie.

born2ride writes:

Newby is a talented player, he showed it in the Peach Jam. He wanted to sign with Memphis but they did not offer. Martin did want him and missed out on a good one.

Good pick up by the Black Rebel Bears.

Witch_Doctors writes:

*maybe little too insider.
BNL

Futurecoach16 writes:

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Even the kid himself doesn't mention UT offering him. Sheesh. You must have a learning disability or something, because you still can't read what's right in front of you. And, looking back in the archives, there is NOTHING that says the Vols offered this kid. Just because everyone else offered, the Vols just HAD to have offered him, right? If everyone jumped off the bridge, huh? Oh, you probably don't understand that reference either.

SouthernBoiNOLA writes:

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Actually....TN did offer. The kid just choose to play closer to home since Memphis didnt offer. Ole Miss should have a pretty good backcourt with Kendrick and Newby in 2012.

from Rivals
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketba...

Slystone writes:

This kid is similar to Terrico White, but a better defender, not as tall, but just as physical. Coach Martin is going to have to come up with another way of recruiting Memphis because nothing has worked well over the last few decades. Anyone thinking the Vols didn't need this kid is crazy. Three SEC coaches an a Big 12 coach would disagree.

Colliervol writes:

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Proof positive that this is the way it is with the vast majority of all fan bases including the one you root for. And certainly nothing to spend time debating. Pretty simple concept really. It's called being a typical fan.

As far as Memphis kids go, one has to face facts. In the majority of cases, Memphis is going to have right of first refusal on the top line basketball recruits. And Ole Miss will always find it easier to recruit second tier basketball players there than UT. It's only an hour from campus versus the six hours to Knoxville. Another fairly simple concept. That's why I don't buy the "recruiting" excuse as to why UT plays Memphis or why the Memphis coaches are always concerned about that. It is a non-factor.

Of course, "simple" escapes some people.

voloffaith writes:

Did P_C_B get banned? It's kinda like somehow I missed Butch D getting the boot at UnC. I was out of the country and checked the site briefly and never saw Butch's demise.

On topic,some players we get some we don't.

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