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The Bruce Pearl-era as head coach at Auburn has seen a steady upgrade in talent on the roster, though it hasn’t been without its hits and misses. The Tigers nabbed 6′-8″ power forward Chuma Okeke on Sunday night, giving Auburn a third top-50 prospect in the class, which is currently the most talented in the nation. It’s …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 25, 2016, 3:05 am
With their 2016-2017 team set up through recruiting, Ole Miss was able to place an increased emphasis on the 2017 class. That intensity paid off in a big way on Saturday, as according to multiple reports, 6′-5″ wing Jatrious “J.J” Smith verbally committed to the Rebels. Smith is a top 100 prospect who is at Pebblebrook …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 10, 2016, 4:24 pm
Best Player: De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky Best Potential: Wenyen Gabriel, Kentucky Best Scorer: Malik Monk, Kentucky Best Shooter: Terrance Ferguson, Alabama Best Rebounder: Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Kentucky Best Passer: J.J. Caldwell, Texas A&M Best Defender: Abdulhakim Ado, Mississippi State Best Glue Guy: Braxton Key, Alabama Best Athlete: Malik Monk, Kentucky 1. Kentucky Wildcats De’Aaron Fox | 6′-3″ | PG | Cypress Lakes (TX) Malik Monk …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 12, 2015, 7:36 pm
Height: 6′-3″ Weight: 200 Wingspan: 6′-8″ Position: SG High School (State): Sacred Heart (CT) Club Team (Affiliation): NY Rens (adidas) Commitment: Auburn Tigers Our Take: After an early commit to Pittsburgh, Heron opened things up and is set to be a centerpiece to the rebuilding effort at Auburn. He’s a strong and versatile guard who boasts the length and …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 25, 2015, 1:27 pm
The end of college basketball’s early signing period is exactly a month away – November 18. With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to evaluate which college basketball programs are currently off to a great start in the 2016 recruiting cycle. There’s bound to be plenty of changes as oodles of elite talent is still on …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 8:46 pm
Since taking ever as head coach at Auburn, Bruce Pearl has constantly been on the grind in overhauling the overall talent level for the Tigers. On Saturday that effort paid off in a big way as top 25 junior big man Austin Wiley announced his commitment to Auburn via Twitter, prior to a visit to …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 26, 2015, 5:39 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsRonnie Johnson (Sr)Nu Williams (Jr)Nu Williams (Sr)Jared Harper (Sr)
Nu Williams (So)Jared Harper (So)Jared Harper (Jr)Davion Mitchell (Jr)
Jared Harper (Fr)Davion Mitchell (Fr)Davion Mitchell (So)
WingsT.J. Dunans (Sr)T.J. Lang (Sr)Danjel Purifoy (Sr)Mustapha Heron (Sr)
T.J. Lang (Jr)Danjel Purifoy (Jr)DeSean Murray (Sr)
DeSean Murray (Tr)DeSean Murray (Jr)Bryce Brown (Sr)
Danjel Purifoy (So)Bryce Brown (Jr)Mustapha Heron (Jr)
Bryce Brown (So)Mustapha Heron (So)
Mustapha Heron (Fr)
PostsLaRon Smith (Sr)Horace Spencer (Jr)Horace Spencer (Sr)Anfernee McLemore (Sr)
Horace Spencer (So)Anfernee McLemore (So)Anfernee McLemore (Jr)Chuma Okeke (Jr)
Anfernee McLemore (Fr)Chuma Okeke (Fr)Chuma Okeke (So)Austin Wiley (Jr)
Austin Wiley (Fr)Austin Wiley (So)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Davion Mitchell6'-2"PGLiberty County (GA)HSVerbal
Chuma Okeke6'-8"PFWestlake (GA)HSVerbal
Austin Wiley6'-9"CSpain Park (AL)HSVerbal