Ole Miss Star Breein Tyree Looks to Hear Name Called in NBA Draft
In a normal setting, the NBA Draft is held in late June, only a month-and-a-half after March Madness, but 2020 has been everything but normal. This year the NBA Draft had been delayed, but after months spent working out, training, and refining their game, the players’ day has finally come.
Tonight’s draft kicked off at 8 PM ET on ESPN, and former Ole Miss great Breein Tyree hopes his name will be called in the annual event.
The stage is set. #NBADraft
📍: ESPN Headquarters
📺: 8pm/et on ESPN pic.twitter.com/8kKov2PJp7
— NBA (@NBA) November 18, 2020
After a four-year SEC career, Tyree put his name in the record books after a career where he earned first team all-SEC honors twice and scored almost 1,800 points. Last season Tyree averaged over 19 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 2.5 APG.
Earlier this evening, Rebels’ head coach Kermit Davis tweeted his support of Breein’s NBA potential, and now it’s up to one of 30 NBA General Managers to feel the same.
— Kermit Davis (@OleMissKermit) November 18, 2020
Tyree hopes to join former Ole Miss player and current Toronto Raptors’ guard Terence Davis in the NBA. According to many experts, Tyree could be a second-round prospect who could hear his name called. But even if that doesn’t happen, Tyree will have NBA interest as an undrafted free agent (UDFA). Some players in years past have opted to go as an UDFA in order to make sure they get to the right team with the right opportunity.
To find a little more about how an NBA analyst see’s Tyree, check out these links.
The two things he has going against him are size (which goes into defense) and shot selection. Defense on ball won't ever be great, but I can see Tyree's ceiling as a Monta type scorer, with less production.
Full scouting report of Breein Tyree:https://t.co/12hBHXYniu
— Mavs Draft (@MavsDraft) May 3, 2020
We wish Breein the best on his special day, and as always, HOTTY TODDY! All of Rebel Nation is behind you and supports you!
TJ Oxley is the Vice President of Operations and the Director of Community Relations for The Rebel Walk. He is also the Director of Basketball Content and Senior Basketball Writer. He has over five years of experience providing in-depth analysis of college basketball through multiple platforms. A former MBA graduate of Ole Miss, TJ started with The Rebel Walk in 2019.