Millinghaus given his release

Guard Derrick Millinghaus has been given his release from the Ole Miss basketball team, the Daily Journal has learned.

The sophomore from Schenectady, N.Y., will have three years to play two at another school.

It’s a move that’s not surprising given scholarship numbers on the Rebels’ roster and the fact that Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy is actively recruiting to add rebounding help for the 2014-2015 season.

The first day of the spring signing period is April 16. Kennedy is expected to sign two or three players.

As a freshman Millinghaus appeared in 33 games with five starts and averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.4 rebounds.

He will be remembered for hitting a floater in the lane with 1.1 seconds left to beat Missouri and send the Rebels on their way to the SEC tournament championship in 2013.

This year Millinghaus averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 assists, but his production decreased at the end of the season.

After scoring 15 points at Mississippi State in the second SEC game, Millinghaus scored two points or less 11 times including the last five games. He also served a three-game suspension over late February and early March.




:¬†Saw action in 33 games with five starts … Averaged 5.3 points, 1.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 13.9 minutes per game … Shot 34.2 percent from the field (55-of-161), 34.2 percent from behind the arc (21-of-65)

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • UMBBFan

    PA, I hear rumors that 2-3 “familiar faces” will not be returning next year. What is our scholarship situation like for next year? If AK is looking for rebounding help for next year, he must be going after juco transfers. It is hard to see him finding any high schoolers that will be better inside than Saiz and Colby will be next year.

    • Parrish Alford

      People tend to think of jucos in the spring, and that’s certainly an option, but there are others. He’s involved with a couple of post-graduate guys. I break it down in the Roster Shuffling post above.

  • Killer_Beeze

    PA…have a question: Is Rebel recruit J.T. Escobar on board for this season or 2015?
    “Shooting guard J.T. Escobar was named first team 2014 Parade All-American back in March. Escobar averaged 29.6 points per game in high school his senior season, connecting on 44 percent of his 3-point tries and 92 percent of his free throws.”
    He would be the perfect replacement for Marshall Henderson.

    • Parrish Alford

      I’m hearing he’s a prep school candidate. Depends on how numbers work out probably.

      • Killer_Beeze

        Thanks. Hope he makes it.

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