SEC Storied Premieres ‘The Rebel’

Former Ole Miss basketball star Johnny Neumann is the subject of film debuting May 30

OXFORD, Miss. – Former University of Mississippi basketball star Johnny Neumann is the subject of ESPN Films’ next chapter of “SEC Storied.” The installment, titled “The Rebel,” premieres at 8 p.m. Tuesday (May 30) on the SEC Network.

Neumann led the nation in scoring in 1971 during his sophomore season – his only season – at Ole Miss.

He left college early to begin a professional basketball career and returned in 2013 to finish his studies. Neumann graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in general studies, with minors in journalism, recreation administration and legal studies.

The film includes interviews with Paul Finebaum, Woody Paige and Hubie Brown and is directed by Paul Carruthers.

For Neumann’s story, click here and be sure to tune in Tuesday to SEC Network.