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Breein Tyree

School

Ole Miss

Position
Guard
Major
General Studies: Education, Legal Studies, Recreat

Classroom

Breein Tyree is finishing strong in the classroom, boasting a 3.0 grade point average over his last 36 credit hours. As a legal studies minor, he holds a GPA greater than 3.0. Last fall, Breein earned a spot on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Character

Tyree has been a leader on and off the court. As a sophomore, he earned a leadership role within the conference by being named the Vice-Chair of the SEC Men’s Basketball Leadership Council. His role provides student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. After stepping up as the chair last year, Tyree is also heading the leadership council this season. In addition to his leadership roles in the conference landscape, Tyree serves on the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a voice for Rebel student-athletes. On the court, Tyree is the leader as the lone senior on the 2019-20 roster.

Community

Tyree has been active in the community since becoming a Rebel. For the past two years, Tyree has allowed patients from LeBonheur Children’s Hospital to interview him and ask a variety of questions. Last winter, Tyree joined the Rebels in visiting Batson’s Children Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi to spread holiday cheer. During the week of Thanksgiving, he delivered meals to the less fortunate in the Oxford community as part of the Rebels’ More Than a Meal program. Tyree encouraged his fellow students to show up to The Pavilion and help the Rebels #SinkCancer, an initiative that made head coach Kermit Davis pay for every free throw and half court shot made by students. The event raised more than $10,000 in its first year.

Competition

Entering his senior season, Tyree is a Preseason All-American (Sporting News) and a Preseason All-SEC honoree. He is also one of 20 guards nationwide named to the Jerry West Award Watch List, an award given to the best shooting guard in the country. With 1,187 points through three seasons, Tyree already ranks 28th on the Rebels all-time scoring list and has a strong chance to crack the top 10 by season’s end. Tyree also ranks 11th in program history with 143 three-pointers made over his career. The SEC’s leading returning scorer heading into this season, Tyree averaged 17.9 ppg as a junior to rank third in the conference. He bumped his scoring average to 19.1 ppg in conference play, increasing his output from non-conference to SEC action for the third consecutive year. As a junior, Tyree earned First Team All-SEC accolades. He was the only player in the SEC to rank in the conference’s top 10 in scoring (3rd), free throw percentage (3rd), three-pointers made (7th) and field goal percentage (10th). Tyree recorded at least 20 points in 17 different games throughout the 2018-19 campaign, including a pair of 30-point games.