4-Star Guard Plans to Visit Barbee's Tigers

A talented scoring guard is scheduled to be in Auburn this weekend to check out Coach Tony Barbee's Auburn men's basketball team.

Memphis, Tenn.--One of the nation's top senior guard prospects, Cedrick McAfee, says he plans to be in Auburn this weekend for an official visit to check out Coach Tony Barbee's basketball Tigers.

McAfee, a 6-3, 185-pound two-guard from Melrose High School, is ranked as a four star prospect by Scout.com. He originally planned to visit this past weekend, but rescheduled the trip.

"I have narrowed it down to three colleges and one of those is Auburn," McAfee tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

McAfee was on the Auburn campus in June for Barbee's elite prospects camp and stood out at the event that attracted talented players from across the South. Considering that he is coming off an impressive junior season, it was no surprise how he performed.

A high-energy performer who looks like he would be a good fit for Barbee's up-tempo style of play, McAfee says that he is heading into his senior season feeling good about his overall game after hitting the camp circuit over the summer.

"I learned a lot about basketball that will help me become a better player," he says.

In addition to competing with other talented prospects from around the nation at events like the LeBron James Camp and the NBA Camp, he says that he picked up a lot useful information from the instructors at those camps that included pro players as well as the coaching staff of the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs.

"I learned a lot of individual moves and skills," he points out. "The coaches from the Celtics and Spurs taught us a lot of the same things they teach their players so that was really good," he adds.

McAfee briefly committed to Florida International University on a home visit from that college's head coach, former NBA star Isiah Thomas. However, a day later he had a change of heart and decided to re-open his recruitment up his other finalists--Auburn and Baylor.

Commenting on FIU, he says, "I like Coach Thomas and I believe I could learn a lot about playing basketball from him because he was a great guard in the pros. Also, I believe he is going to have a good team because he is bringing in good players.

"I like Baylor because they really like to run and push the ball, which is the way I like to play," he says.

"I like Auburn because of my relationships with Coach Barbee and Coach Tony Madlock, who have been recruiting me for a couple of years," McAfee says. "I know they care about me as a person and are interested in me being successful in the classroom as well as in basketball.

"I also like the style of basketball they play and I am impressed by the job they did at UTEP winning games and how they developed their players there."

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