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Rhetty to Roll
M.J. Rhett donned a cap and gown and graduated from Tennessee State Saturday afternoon. Now the 6-foot-9 forward is shifting his full focus towards his one and only season at Ole Miss. Rhett signed with the Rebels in April over offers from, among others, Miami (Fla.), Southern Cal, Villanova, Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M. "I've just been working, lifting and working out every day. Just trying to get better," he said. Ole Miss had to fight for the highly-coveted Rhett. He had no shortage of interest from prospective schools when he announced he would take advantage of an NCAA rule that allows a player who has graduated to transfer without the penalty of sitting out a season. He even received a call from Kevin Ollie, head coach of the NCAA champion UConn Huskies, in the final days of his recruitment. Rhett, who averaged 10.9 points and 9.1 rebounds last season, earned a degree in human performance and sports science at Tennessee State. "It was way harder than I...
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