May 3, 2006

Ogide goes SEC, picks Ole Miss

Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings thought he'd found a spring signee worth going after, with the unexpected transfer of rising junior forward DeMarre Carroll.

Unfortunately for Commodores fans, so did new Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy.

This past week, Andy Ogide, 6-foot-8 power forward from Paulding County, Ga., High School selected the Rebels over the Commodores and several other programs.

Ogide averaged 25.3 points and 10.3 rebounds a game as a senior at Paulding County. He had also been recruited by Florida State this spring, after committing and signing - and then decommitting - from Virginia this past fall.

Ogide had excellent grades, and says he had been offered a scholarship by Vandy. "He really is the epitome of what we're looking for in a student-athlete at Ole Miss," Kennedy said. "He's a leader in the classroom, he's got a 3.8 GPA."

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