The Auburn basketball program received some great news on Friday evening.
Five-star center Austin Wiley, who has been committed to Auburn since September and was set to join the team as a member of the Class of 2017, has reclassified and is set to enroll at the university early.
Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has also announced that Wiley will be eligible to play for the Tigers immediately and has already begun practicing with the team.
Wiley will make his Auburn debut this weekend, which is music to Tigers fans’ ears.
Bruce Pearl told ESPN Austin Wiley is enrolled early, practicing right now and will play Sunday. Huge for Auburn.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) December 16, 2016
According to 247 Sports, Wiley is the No. 16 overall player in the nation and the top recruit in the state of Alabama.
The 6-foot-10 center from Spain Park provides an immediate boost after Auburn suspended starters Bryce Brown and Horace Spencer following marijuana arrests earlier this week.
Auburn is 7-2 on the season, fresh off of a 117-72 win over Coastal Carolina at Auburn Arena on Thursday night, and will take the court against Mercer at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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