Happy Friday everybody! Let’s get after it.
Jonathan Mingo a likely Round 2 pick
While no Ole Miss Rebels were selected in the 1st round of the NFL Draft, Jonathan Mingo is likely to hear his name called in Round 2 tonight as he is the best remaining wide receiver available according to ESPN. Coverage of Round 2 starts at 6pm on ESPN.
Chris Beard lands giant transfer
Jamarion Sharp, a 7-foot-5, 235-pounder from Hopkinsville, Ky., chose Ole Miss over Memphis, Missouri and multiple other programs.
In 32 games for the Hilltoppers last season, Sharp averaged 7.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game, making 50 percent of his shots from the floor. The two-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year averaged 8.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per game for Western Kentucky in 2021-22.
Ole Miss starting rotation in flux
Ole Miss hosts the Georgia Bulldogs (23-18, 7-11 SEC) in baseball this weekend, and the pitching rotation remains in flux as Mike Bianco said that Hunter Elliott is back on the shelf after experiencing more discomfort following his performance against LSU last weekend.
#RebsBSB is going Rivas, Quinn, TBA this weekend vs. UGA.
Mike Bianco on Hunter Elliott: “Hunter still felt discomfort after his start on Saturday to the point where we feel it is in his best interest for him to revisit with a physician early next week.”
— Chase Parham (@ChaseParham) April 27, 2023
That’s not a good sign for us seeing Elliott anymore this season.
It’s also bad news for a team headed toward its worst conference record since Bianco became the coach in 2001.
The Rebels finished 30-25 (13-17) in 2011. Ole Miss is currently 21-20 (3-15 SEC) with just 12 conference games remaining. Ole Miss would have to go 10-2 over those last three SEC series to equal that conference record. It’s doable, but doesn’t seem likely.
Xavier Rivas will start tonight (6:30 SECN+). JT Quinn will start Saturday, and Sunday is TBA.
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