For senior forward Cole Blackstock and junior guard Will Macoy, their hard work has paid off.
Both Auburn basketball walk-ons have received scholarships following Auburn's 93-78 win against Georgia on Saturday evening.
Both Blackstock and Macoy have been with the Tigers since their freshmen years, and last season, both made limited appearances in Auburn's postseason games.
Coach Bruce Pearl was happy to announce postgame that both players had been put on scholarship.
"They came in to work every day... they didn't do it for the glory," Pearl said. "I'm happy Auburn was able to reward a couple really great Auburn men."
Macoy was a two-star recruit coming out of high school and won the Birmingham Fall League MVP as a senior in high school. He walked on prior to the 2016-2017 season at Auburn. He also was a member of the Italy tour prior to the 2017-2018 season.
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Blackstock was a two-star recruit coming out of high school. In his senior year of high school, he averaged 17 points and eight rebounds a game. He walked on before the 2015-2016 season at Auburn. Blackstock, like Macoy was a member of the Italy tour before the 2017-2018 season.
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