Logwood Says He's Headed to Auburn

Basketball prospect Sam Logwood discusses his decision to play for Coach Bruce Pearl's Tigers.

La Porte, Ind.--After reconsidering his options, Sam Logwood said he plans to enroll at Auburn this summer and play basketball for the Tigers despite the total change in coaching staffs.

The six-foot-seven forward, who committed to former coach Tony Barbee and signed with the Tigers in November, reconsidered that decision after Barbee was fired and Bruce Pearl was hired in March.

"I decided to stay with Auburn because I feel like it is a great fit for him even though there was a coaching change," Logwood told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I felt like the coaches there now will give me an even greater opportunity to come there and help change the program around.

"I think this coaching staff will help me achieve some of the personal goals I have for myself," the three-star recruit added. "I really want to help the team succeed and someday I would like to have a chance to play in the NBA."

Commenting on Pearl, the prospect said, "I am excited about playing for him. He is a great coach."

Sam Logwood

Logwood was a key player for La Lumiere this past season. "I believe we finished 26-3," he said. "We ended the season losing on a buzzer beater at the national tournament. That was kind of a bummer, but we finished fifth in the country."

The prospect said he is definitely going to play for the Tigers. "I am heading to Auburn sometime in June," he said, adding that he is currently six-foot-seven, 210 pounds.

Auburn's other November signee, Jack Purchase from Melbourne, Australia, is also planning to enroll at Auburn this summer. Purchase is a six-foot-nine forward.


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