4-Star Guard Picks Barbee's Tigers

Auburn basketball coach Tony Barbee has picked up a third verbal commitment.

Memphis, Tenn.--Cedrick McAfee, a four-star guard from Melrose High School, said on Sunday that he has committed to play for Coach Tony Barbee's Auburn Tigers.

The 6-3, 185-pound high school senior took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend and pointed out that he was impressed.

"I committed to Auburn and the visit was really good," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I made the decision to go to Auburn because Coach (Tony) Barbee and Coach (Tony) Madlock had been recruiting me for two years and I feel that is where I will fit in best. I am really excited about playing for them."

Commenting on his official visit to Auburn this weekend, he said, "I got a chance to see all aspects of the school. I met with the academic counselors and I spent a lot of time with the players and I got along with them really well.

"I got to see all of the campus and got a feel for the atmosphere there,"?he said. "I also went to the football game."

McAfee, who was also considering Baylor and FIU, has scholarship offers from teams around the country. He narrowed his list to three colleges and picked Auburn from that group. "I am not taking any more visits,"?he said. "I am going to Auburn."

The guard said there is a good opportunity for him at Auburn on the court. "I feel like I can come in and help the team and if they need me to score I can do that," he said.

The Tigers have two other verbal commitments for the 2011 signee class from forward Bernard Morena and center Willy Kouassi who are both from Central Park Christian in Birmingham.

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