Millinghaus leaves Ole Miss basketball team

Derrick Millinghaus averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 assists for Ole Miss last season.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Derrick Millinghaus averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 assists for Ole Miss last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Parrish Alford

Daily Journal

OXFORD – 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.