Basketball Tigers Expecting Weekend Visitors

The Auburn men's basketball team is expected to play host to prospects during the A-Day weekend.

Two college basketball guards who are planning to transfer are expected to be in Auburn this weekend on official visits to check out the Tigers.

Ian Chiles, who is 6-1, 188 pounds from Louisville, Ky., is expected to be able to play immediately at the college of his choice as a graduate from IUPUI with one more season of eligibility after redshirting during the 2012-13 season due to an injury.

He averaged 15.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Kareem Canty was a redshirt freshman this past season at Marshall University where the 6-1, 185 point guard averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game for Coach Tom Herrion, who was fired in March. In 2012-13 he attended Marshall, but was not academically eligible to compete for the Thundering Herd.

Canty has received a release from his Marshall scholarship, but unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA he will have to sit out a season if he transfers to another Division I program.

Coach Bruce Pearl's Tigers have picked up one commitment for the spring period from 6-6, 260 Cinmeon Bowers from Chipola Junior College in Florida. In the early period the Tigers signed 6-9 forward Jack Purchase from Melbourne, Australia and 6-6 forward Sam Logwood from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

Chiles, who averaged 18.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game as a senior at Ballard High in Louisville, Ky., played as a freshman at Wabash Valley Junior College. He averaged 11.7 points per game before transferring to to IUPUI as a sophomore where he averaged 10.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.

He played in just four games the following season before receiving a medical redshirt. Chiles bounced back to lead IUPUI in scoring last season.

Ian Chiles

Chiles made 41.9 percent of his field goals last season, including 31.4 percent of his threes and 67.7 percent at the foul line.

Canty made 37.4 percent of his field goals and hit 30.4 percent from behind the three-point line and 72.8 percent of his free throws. He earned all-conference honors at Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn N.Y., and averaged 22 points and seven assists per game for Bridgton Academy in Maine.


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