Pair Of Forwards Visiting Barbee's Tigers

Tony Barbee's Tigers are playing host two a pair of 2014 prospects on official visits.

Auburn, Ala.--Class of 2014 basketball prospects Sam Logwood from Indiana and Jack Purchase from Australia will be in Auburn this weekend for official recruiting visits.

Logwood is a six-foot-six small forward from La Lumiere, a prep school in the town of La Porte, Ind. Previously he played for Lawrence North High in Indianapolis.

Purchase is a six-foot-nine power forward from Melbourne, who played on Australia's Under 17 National Team at the World Championships last year.

Logwood is rated as the No. 30 small forward prospect in the country by He is coming off a strong performance at the Adidas Invitational AAU Tournament in Indianapolis playing for the Eric Gordon All-Stars.

In addition to Auburn, Logwood has scholarship offers from Butler, Creighton, Dayton, FSU, Indiana State, Mississippi State, Marquette, Xavier and others.

Logwood is shown in action this summer.

Evan Daniels, national recruiting analyst for, has these comments on the prospect. "Logwood is a gifted wing," Daniels notes. "He has good size for the position, is a solid athlete and can make shots from mid-range and in consistently."

Purchase, who turned 18 this summer, averaged 21.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists last season leading his team to its league title. The son of a former star player for the Melbourne Tigers, Purchase is a good outside shooter who made 47.8 percent of his three-pointers last season.

The Auburn women's team has had a basketball player from Australia, but the men's team hasn't. Reacher is being recruited for Coach Tony Barbee's team by assistant Ryan Miller, who recruited a pair of Australians to the University of New Mexico. Both Cameron Bairstow and Hugh Greenwood are key players for the Lobos.

Jack Purchase Game Video

The Tigers, who won both of their games on an exhibition tour to The Bahamas earlier this month, have three seniors on their 2012-13 rosters--center Asauhn Dixon-Tatum, forward Allen Payne and guard Chris Denson.

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