Tue, 04/14/2009 - 12:00 — Press Release
OXFORD, Miss. ? Junior guard David Huertas has elected to forego his senior year at Ole Miss and pursue a professional basketball career in his native country of Puerto Rico, head coach Andy Kennedy announced Monday.
Huertas led the Rebels in scoring this past season with 18.1 points per game and was named to the All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and league coaches. He was also a second team All-District selection by the NABC.
After transferring from the University of Florida, Huertas sat out the 2006-07 season and started the past two years. His 152 three-pointers in two seasons ranks sixth on the all-time Rebel career chart.
"We appreciate all that David contributed during his two seasons with us, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors," Kennedy said.
"I want to thank all my coaches and everyone at Ole Miss for the best three years of my life," Huertas said. "After four years in college, I am ready to move into my life as an adult and be able to keep playing basketball and be with my family at the same time."