Despite not being allowed to recruit until August, Bruce Pearl has already brought in a slew of talent to play under him in his first year at the helm for the Tigers. Technically, it’s been his assistants, but nonetheless, Auburn will be pretty much unrecognizable when the 2014-2015 season gets underway.
Headlining the talent is Antoine Mason, son of former NBA Forward Anthony Mason. At 6’3 he’s a bit smaller than pops was, but the man can flat-out score. Mason was the 2nd leading scorer in the entire NCAA last year, averaging 25.6 points per contest, an impressive feat only bested by future lottery pick, Dougie MCbuckets. Although he just graduated from Niagara, he has one more year of eligibility—one from which Auburn will benefit tremendously.
Also headed to Auburn is Marshall’s second leading scorer from a year ago, Kareem Canty. The talented young gun will have to sit out the 2014-2015 season, per NCAA rules, but has three more years of eligibility when that’s all said and done.
The top JuCo prospect in the Nation, and owner of one of the greatest names around, Cinmeon Bowers has also signed on to join Pearl in Auburn. The bruising power forward is probably the most highly touted of all the recruits they’ve signed thus far. Bowers was supposed to start his D1 career last year with Florida State but that fell through after some subsequently dropped charges involving everybodies favorite medicine.
Guard K.C. Ross-Miller of New Mexico State rounds out the class of transfers and should compete for the starting lead guard job. After a tough 14-16 season last year, things seem to be turning around. It’s a new day in Auburn, folks.