The Auburn basketball team has bolstered its frontcourt with a commitment Friday from junior college transfer Addarin Scott.
A 6-foot-9 forward from Dallas, Scott averaged 9.3 points and 6.8 rebounds with 40 blocks in 31 games (28 starts) as a sophomore last season for Navarro (Texas) College. He improved on his numbers from his freshman season, when he averaged 6.4 points and 4.8 boards with 24 blocks in 30 games (eight starts).
Scott, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, posted on his Twitter account Friday that he was committing to play for head coach Bruce Pearl and the Tigers.
“I would like to first thank all the schools & coaches for recruiting me and allowing me to be apart of your program, it was not an easy decision for me but I feel like it’s the best decision for my family and I,” Scott wrote.
Scott thanked his mother, his high school coach and the Navarro College coaching staff and the school in Corsicana, Texas.
“With that being said, I am EXCITED to announce I will be attending Auburn University! Thanks to Coach Pearl and staff for believing in me and I’m EXCITED to get to work!”
Scott is ranked No. 54 for junior college recruits in the Class of 2023, according to jucorecruiting.com.
Auburn already saw the return this offseason of big man Johni Broome, who took his name out of the NBA draft and returned for another season with the Tigers.
–Field Level Media