Andy Kennedy and his staff at Ole Miss made Martavious Newby a major priority during the month of July.
Thursday afternoon, that persistence was rewarded.
After a strong summer, the physical shooting guard from Memphis (Tenn.) Booker T. Washington committed to Ole Miss.
A former member of the Rivals150, Newby should be right back in there after a terrific month of July. The 6-foot-3 rising senior was as competitive as they come while leading Memphis YOMCA. He made shots, defended and did all of the little things that are expected of a team leader.