Ole Miss signs UT-Martin guard

Ole Miss basketball has signed Terrence Smith, a 6-foot-4 guard from Tennessee-Martin, to a post-graduate scholarship, Rebels coach Andy Kennedy said.

Smith, a native of Russellville, Ala., is scheduled to graduate from UTM in May.

Smith averaged 14.6 points and 2.8 assists on a Skyhawks team that wen 8-23. He shot 42.9 percent from the floor, 43.8 percent from 3-point range.

Today is the first day of the spring signing period for basketball.

The Rebels are also expected to sign Rod Lawrence, a 6-4 wing from South Plains (Texas) Community College.

Lawrence averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 31 minutes a game last year while shooting 32.8 percent from 3-point range.

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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