Ole Miss Legends
After four years wearing the Red and Blue, Carter left Ole Miss with more than just fond memories. The 1999 Associated Press All-America honorable mention team member also left his name firmly placed in the Ole Miss record books. Carter finished his career strong in 1998-99, scoring 542 points and hitting 77 three-point field goals, still the fifth-highest season total in Rebel history. His 1,682 career points ranks sixth all-time, and his 249 three-pointers set a school record at the time and still ranks second in the Rebel records. His success on the court also garnered him All-SEC first team honors and a nomination for the Naismith Player of the Year award in 1999.
Carter played professional basketball in Italy for six years before moving back to Oxford,Miss. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation with the title of Associate Athletics Director for Development and oversees all aspects of philanthropic giving to Ole Miss Athletics, and is the analyst for the Ole Miss Basketball Radio Network.
He finished his college career in 1993 as one of the top scorers in Ole Miss and Southeastern Conference basketball history, and 15 years later Joe Harvell is part of the 2008 class of the Chick-fil-A SEC Basketball Legends to be honored at the conference tournament March 13-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
In his rookie season of 1989-90, Harvell earned Freshman All-America honors, and he earned All-SEC accolades for the next three years as the scoring machine racked up 2,078 career points, which still ranks among the top 20 totals in league history and second on the Ole Miss charts. As a freshman, the Gosnell, Ark., native was the SEC Tournament’s leading scorer while helping Ole Miss to the championship game. In his junior season he topped the SEC with 25.0 points per game, edging LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal for the scoring title.
Harvell is now the district manager with Dunlap & Kyle Co., overseeing several Gateway Tire stores in the Memphis area.
A four-year letterwinner from 1978-81, Turner captained the Rebels to their first ever SEC Tournament Championship and the program’s NCAA Tournament debut in 1981. The forward from Knoxville, Tenn., garnered All-SEC honors his final two seasons and was a unanimous first team choice as a senior, when he was second in the conference in scoring with a 20.6-point average. Turner still ranks second all-time at Ole Miss in rebounds (828) and fourth in points (1,805).
His stellar collegiate days in the Red and Blue led to a career in professional basketball that has spanned more than two decades. Turner was selected by Dallas in the second round of the 1981 NBA Draft and played eight seasons in all three with Dallas, three with Denver and two in Chicago. He later entered the NBA coaching ranks and enjoyed a 15-year stint as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzles.
No one has dished out more assists in the history of the Southeastern Conference than Tuohy. His 830 assists still stands as the league career record, and his 260 assists in 1980 remains the SEC single-season standard.
From 1979 to 1982, Tuohy earned All-SEC honors three years and guided Ole Miss to the three consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in school history. He served as team captain for three years, including the 1981 squad that remains the only Ole Miss basketball team ever to win an SEC tournament championship.
Tuohy was selected to the All-SEC Academic Team, and in 1981, was named to the SEC All-Tournament team. The New Orleans native led Ole Miss to a 62-55 record in his tenure and became the first four-year Rebel player to graduate with a winning record.
In September 1998, Tuohy was inducted into the University of Mississippi Athletic Hall of Fame. He founded RGT Management, Inc. and has served as its President ever since. A franchisee with Yum Brands, Tuohy’s company currently owns and operates over 75 restaurants, located in seven states, including Taco Bells, Pizza Huts, KFCs, Long John Silvers, and A&Ws. In his spare time Tuohy also serves as a radio and television analyst for the NBA Memphis Grizzlies.