Hot Prospect Interested In Barbee's Tigers

A power forward prospect whose stock is on the rise talks about recruiting and his interest in the Auburn Tigers.

Las Vegas, Nev.--A basketball prospect whose stock is on the rise this summer is Zac Auguste, a player who has picked up a large number of scholarship offers including one from Coach Tony Barbee's Auburn Tigers.

Standing 6-10 and weighing 222 pounds, Auguste is the type of athletic and versatile big man college coaches are looking to add to their teams. This week he has been attracting attention with his play at the Adidas 64 Tournament in Las Vegas.

Asked how his summer is going on the AAU circuit, he said, "It's been good. I am working on showing everybody what I can do. I feel like I am making a lot of progress."

Commenting on the best part of his game as he heads into his senior year at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire, he said, "I would say being able to play inside and outside as well as being able to run the floor."

In addition to his on the court game growing, Auguste has been adding size, too, and may not be done yet. "I am probably still growing," he said. "The doctors said I have been off the charts since I was five years old. They don't know when I am going to stop."

His combination of size, ability and potential has attracted attention from coast to coast for Scout's No. 24 rated power forward. for the 2012 signee class. Auguste notes that Auburn and plenty of others have offered scholarships including Missouri, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, West Virginia, DePaul, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Providence, Penn State, Oregon State, UMass and Boston College.

"I am looking for a college where I can make an immediate impact as a freshman," he said. "I am also looking for a place where I have a good relationship with the coaches."

Zach Auguste

Auguste, who is an honor student, speaks Greek and French and said because of that he is considering international business as his college major.

Asked if he has a favorite college, he said that he is still in the evaluation stage and doesn't have any official visits lined up yet. "I see every school the same right now," he said.

Commenting on the Tigers, he said, "I like Auburn a lot. The coaching staff has been at all of my games at Peach Jam and here in Las Vegas."

Auguste said he is getting plenty of good competition playing at New Hampton, where he said he averaged 12 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior.

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