Ole Miss forward Jaemyn Brakefield announces his intent to stay with the Rebels
OXFORD, Miss. — On Wednesday, Ole Miss forward Jaemyn Brakefield took to his own social media to announce his intentions to return to play for the Rebels and new head coach Chris Beard.
— Jaemyn Brakefield (@Jaemyn1) March 29, 2023
Jaemyn joins TJ Caldwell as the second Ole Miss player to publicly announce that he would remain with the program.
Year 2 in Oxford, get ready🔴🔵⛷️ pic.twitter.com/aztlA0Mtjo
— Doski (@TjCaldwell9) March 15, 2023
Brakefield and Caldwell join Matthew Murrell as key returners from this past year’s team.
Murrell started in 29 of his 30 games last year and led the Rebels with 14.4 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. He notched a team-high 79 assists and 34 steals.
In his freshman year, Caldwell averaged 4.7 PPG, 1.6 RPG, and 1.2 APG. Caldwell hit a stride in late February when he notched back to back twelve-point outings against Oklahoma State (1/28) and Kentucky (1/31).
Brakefield was one of the more efficient players for the Rebels this past season and has started 56 of 65 games for the Rebels in two seasons.
On the year, Brakefield averaged 11.1 PPG and 5.7 RPG on the year. Things began to click more and more for Brakefield as he logged three 20+ point games in February.
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(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)
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.