Former Ole Miss men's basketball standout Terence Davis has just wrapped up his fourth season playing in the NBA, being the only active player the Rebels have in the league. Although his numbers dipped a little bit after the 2022-2023 season, Davis has still shown that he at least has a place in the league despite going in undrafted. Davis helped the Sacramento Kings make a playoff appearance for the second time in five seasons.
Playing in 64 games (started in five games) this most recent season, Davis averaged almost seven points per game, while averaging around two rebounds and a steal per appearance. He had a 42 percent field goal percentage, 36.6 percent from three and shot 79 percent from the charity stripe. He scored a season-high 31 points back on November 15 against the Brooklyn Nets and most recently dropped 14 points in a playoff eliminating loss to the Golden State Warriors. The season before, he averaged right at 10.5 points a night while shooting 42.3 percent from the field while also averaging three rebounds and an assist per outing.
After being traded to the Kings from Toronto, Davis made a strong first impression in his 21.5 minutes per contest. He averaged right at 11 points per game in 27 appearances. Davis was signed as an undrafted rookie for the Toronto Raptors for the 2019-2020 season, fresh off the franchise's first NBA Championship.
In his debut, "T.D." appeared in 72 games, making four starts. He averaged 7.5 points a game while shooting nearly 46 percent from the floor. He made four starts the following season in 34 games before making his way down south to Sacramento. Prior to all that, Davis was a four year player for the Ole Miss men's basketball program.
The Southaven, Mississippi native averaged 15.2 points per game, averaging 31 minutes in the process during his final season. He shot 44 percent from the floor, averaging five rounds, three assists and just under two steals a contest. He led the Rebels to just their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in program history at season's end, after being named All-SEC and before participating in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and being named to the All-Tournament Team.
Davis spent his first three seasons in Oxford under then head coach and current UAB coach Andy Kennedy. After making very brief appearances on the court in his freshman season, T.D. was a staple for his next two, averaging double figures in the scoring department, making 50 starts combined between his sophomore and junior seasons. As for the current Ole Miss men's basketball program, Chris Beard was hired in March to replace Kermit Davis as head coach and has since been working with his staff to assemble a roster for the 2023-2024 season.
Beard and his staff were able to retain two members of Kermit Davis' 2023 signing class and recently added a 2023 player in 6-foot-10 center Cameron Barnes from Duncanville, Texas. Barnes visited Ole Miss back on April 26 and made his commitment not long after. In the transfer portal, the Rebels have brought in three pieces in Georgetown guard Brandon Murray, Arizona State guard Austin Nunez and Western Kentucky center Jamarion Sharp.
As of Monday, Ole Miss has the No. 7 recruiting class in this 2023 cycle according to 247Sports, second in the SEC only behind Arkansas (No. 4). Inside The Rebels will continue to provide offseason coverage as things develop and progress.