Henderson in Durant camp, other notes

A few Ole Miss basketball summer notes …

Marshall Henderson has been invited to the Kevin Durant skills camp where he will work out in front of NBA scouts and will also serve as a counselor for the camp’s high school participants.

The event will take place June 28-30 in Washington, D.C.

“It typically includes the top 10-15 guards in the country. It’s run by NBA personnel, and it’s an acknowledgement of how he’s looked upon in the eyes of the professionals,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said.

Also in attendance will be Tennessee guard Jordan McRae. Given Henderson’s big games and some of the verbal sparring that took place around the Rebels’ two wins over the Vols, those two should have fun conversations. …

Newcomers Janari Joesaar and Dwight Coleby are on campus.

The arrival time for Sebastian Saiz will depend on the success of Spain’s 19-under national team. Saiz, a 6-9, 230 post player, is expected to play a key role on the national team, perhaps as a starter. If Spain is eliminated early in the World Championships Saiz will be on campus for the second summer term. If Spain makes the medal round it’s possible that Saiz will not report to Ole Miss until August.

Jerron Martin, a late-period point guard signee, will be on campus for the second summer term.

A 6-7 wing, Joesaar (Estonia) and Coleby (Bahamas) are also international players.

Kennedy describes Coleby, also 6-9, as a “legit 230 pounds and on his way to being 240 or 245 pounds before he puts on a uniform for the first time.” …

Reserve forward Aaron Jones has been cleared for on-court activity with no contact. He’s had no setbacks. “The plan is for him to be full go by the end of August,” Kennedy said. “When we come back and start school and get into our preseason work, our hope is there will be no restrictions.”

Reserve forward  required a second surgery on his foot last year. He is expected to resume full activity by the end of July or early August.

It looks good for a medical redshirt for Cox, but that is not yet official. …

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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