Ole Miss has its first transfer commitment under new head coach Chris Beard.

Former Georgetown (and LSU) guard Brandon Murray was in Oxford over the weekend for an official visit and decided he’d seen all he needed to see. On Monday, Murray announced his commitment to the Rebels. The former SEC All-Freshman Team selection will have 2 years to play for Ole Miss.

Murray entered the transfer portal back in March. With coach Patrick Ewing getting axed by the Hoyas following a 7-25 season, a slew of players headed for the exits. Murray was certainly one of the most talented.

He averaged 13.7 points a game last season, finishing second on the team. In 27 starts and 35 minutes a night, Murray shot 40% from the field and 32% from the 3-point line while adding 3.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.4 steals a night. His 3-point shooting trailed off in conference play, but Murray has found ways to put the ball in the basket so far in his career.

As a freshman at LSU during the 2021-22 season, Murray started 32 times and averaged 10.0 points a night to go with 3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 steals while shooting 43% from the field and 34% from 3.

Both of his transfers to this point have come as a result of his head coach being fired — first with Will Wade at LSU and then this past season with Georgetown.

For Beard, he’ll look to key an Ole Miss turnaround from last year’s disappointing 12-21 mark that cost coach Kermit Davis his job.