Bruce Pearl has found his backup point guard.
J'Von McCormick, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior college guard committed to Auburn on Tuesday, he announced on his Instagram.
“Want to thank all the schools that recruited me, Specially Coach Pearl and Flannigan (sic) for giving me the opportunity to be apart of a family and great team while making history!! #wareagle,” McCormick said.
McCormick fills the void behind All-SEC starter Jared Harper emptied by Davion Mitchell, who left the program to transfer to Baylor on March 29. At Lee College in Baytown, Texas, McCormick averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 assists and 5.3 boards per game.
McCormick's recruiting process on The Plains is heavily credited to new assistant coach Wes Flanigan, a former Auburn player hired in the offseason to Pearl's staff. McCormick has two years of eligibility remaining and is expected to be immediately eligible for the 2018-19 season.
The Tigers backcourt will be rounded out by 2017-18 Naismith Award finalist Bryce Brown and Samir Doughty, a VCU transfer who sat out last season per NCAA transfer rules. Like Doughty, McCormick is expected to contribute at both guard positions.