AU Basketball Signee Discusses Pearl Hire

Sam Logwood talks about the Auburn basketball program following its coaching change.

La Porte, Ind.--Auburn early basketball signee Sam Logwood said he is still evaluating whether or not he will play collegiately for the Tigers now that there has been a change in coaching staffs.

The six-foot-seven forward from La Lumiere School said he doesn't know where he will play collegiately after Auburn fired Tony Barbee and replaced him with Bruce Pearl.

"I am thinking about it and will probably take a couple of weeks before I make a decision," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Asked what will factor into the decision, he said, "Part of it will come down to the style of play. I want to make sure it is a good fit for me."

The prospect said that he knows who Pearl is and that he was hired by Auburn on Tuesday, but noted he needs to learn more about the coach to know if the hire makes it more likely or less likely he will enroll at Auburn. Because Pearl is still serving an NCAA probation that prevents him from recruiting, the coach cannot have contact with Logwood or any other prospect until late August.

Recruited to Auburn by Barbee along with assistant coach Ryan Miller, who also recruited Auburn's other early period signee, Jack Purchase, Logwood said he hasn't talked to Miller in recent days.

Pearl has announced two assistant hires–Tony Jones and his son, Steven Pearl. Jones will have recruiting duties for the Tigers, but Steven Pearl will not.

Auburn's new head coach said he will hire two more assistant coaches who will have recruiting duties, but noted he isn't sure when that will happen.

Sam Logwood is known as being an athletic small forward.

Logwood, a three-star recruit who is rated as the No. 30 small forward prospect in the country by, signed with Auburn in November along with six-foot-nine forward Purchase, who is from Melbourne, Australia.

Logwood noted that he is averaging 17 points and 12 rebounds per game. "I am getting a lot of double-teams,"?he said, noting that his season is not finished. "We are still playing. We are going to the national tournament in New York and are going to try to win the championship."

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