Colleges Keeping An Eye On Friar

Class of 2013 basketball prospect Josh Friar performed well at Tony Barbee's camp.

Houston, Tex.--Although not as heavily recruited as some of the others at Auburn's one-day basketball prospects camp, Josh Friar was one of the more impressive performers at the event.

The six-foot-eight power forward from Kingwood High School was strong on the boards during a full day of team competition in Auburn. He also showed the ability to finish offensively in the paint.

"The camp was a real good experience," Friar said. "We got a lot of up and down in. I came to the camp with my AAU team so we got a lot of good experience working together as a unit. We kind of messed up a little on defense, but we got it back on the offensive end and won games."

Friar pointed out he is glad he made the trip to Auburn. "I believe going to that type of camp helps me a lot," he said. "I got to meet a lot of new people and get in a lot of competition. It gives me a chance to see what I need to work on in my game going against new opponents."

The forward made the trip with other members of the Franchize All-Stars, who are moving into the heavy part of their AAU schedule.

"We should have a real good team," Friar said. "We just have to make sure our heads are in it. Sometimes we play as individuals, but when we play as a team I believe we can beat anybody."

Friar's performance was noticed by Tony Barbee and his coaching staff at the one-day camp held at the Auburn Arena. "I hope I impressed them," said Friar, who will be a senior for the 2012-2013 high school season. "I just played hard."

A prospect getting looks from a variety of major college teams, he doesn't yet have a lot of offers to choose from. "UTA (University of Texas at Arlington) is the only college that has given me an offer," he said.

In addition to Auburn and Arkansas from the SEC, Friar is getting looks from Big 12 and Big East teams. With a good summer on the AAU circuit more offers will likely follow.

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