Auburn picks up JUCO commit


Auburn has filled one of its three scholarship openings.

Junior college guard/forward Malik Dunbar committed to Auburn and Bruce Pearl Saturday night. Dunbar, who played at College of Central Florida in Ocala, Florida last season, announced his decision on Twitter.

“I want to thank all the coaches who saw something in me,” Dunbar wrote. “But I’ve decided to be an Auburn Man.”

Dunbar averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor last season. He also shot 73.5 percent from the free throw line.


The North Augusta, South Carolina native will be a sophomore for Auburn next season. He joins four-stars Chuma Okeke and Davion Mitchell in Auburn’s 2017 recruiting class. Five-star Austin Wiley is also apart of the class, but has already played half a season at Auburn. Former Presbyterian forward Desean Murray will also be eligible for the Tigers after sitting out last season.

Dunbar visited Auburn this weekend on an official visit. He also took visits to Ole Miss and Arkansas-Little Rock.

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