When looking back at the recent history of Ole Miss basketball, there are few players who have made a bigger impact while in Oxford than Breein Tyree. A four-year player with the Rebels who was also a two-time All-SEC selection, here is a look back at the Ole Miss basketball career of Tyree.
Looking back at the Ole Miss basketball career of Breein Tyree
Tyree originally came to Oxford as a member of Ole Miss’ 2016 recruiting class, where he was rated as a three-star point guard according to the 247Sports Composite out of St. Joseph (NJ).
A day-one impact player with the Rebels, Tyree would start in 22-of-34 games as a freshman, averaging 7.3 PPG, 1.9 RPG, and 1.9 APG. Tyree would also shoot 31% from three-point range during the 2016-17 season.
As a sophomore during the 2017-18 campaign, Tyree would go on to start in 23-of-32 games with the Rebels, and would see a rise in production that season to put him as one of Ole Miss’ most productive players. That season, Tyree would average 10.8 PPG, 2.2 RPG, and 2.8 APG, shooting 35.6% from three-point range.
Entering his junior year however, Tyree would see a big jump in production in what was the first season of the Kermit Davis era in Oxford, with the former three-star becoming one of the SEC’s top guards in 2018-19.
As a junior, Tyree would help lead the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 2014-15 campaign, starting in all 33 games to average 17.9 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 2.8 APG on 45.9% shooting from the field, as well as 37.5% from three. Also shooting 83.1% from the free throw line, Tyree would rank No. 3 in the SEC in scoring, as well as lead the Rebels, and would be named First Team All-SEC.
Returning to Ole Miss, Tyree would then be cemented as one of the SEC’s top players entering his senior season, with his 2019-20 campaign in Oxford one that he is likely remembered by most.
As a senior, Tyree would start in 30-of-31 games for the Rebels, once again leading the team in scoring by averaging a career-high 19.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 2.5 APG, and 1.3 SPG on 36% shooting from three-point range, as well as 82.2% from the free throw line. Tyree would rank No. 2 in the SEC in scoring that season, as well as be named First Team All-SEC for the second consecutive year.
For his Ole Miss basketball career overall, Tyree would start in 108-of-130 games while in Oxford, averaging a combined 13.8 PPG, 2.7 RPG, and 2.5 APG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 35.6% from three, and 78.7% from the free throw line. Tyree also left Ole Miss as one of the top scorers in program history, and would go on to be undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Since going undrafted, Tyree has seen a few different stops playing professionally, which include the NBA G-League, as well as overseas.