It's A New Day For Auburn Basketball

Coach Bruce Pearl's Tigers have added a commitment from four-star guard New Williams.

Santa Monica, Calif.--Auburn picked up a fourth verbal commitment for the 2015 basketball signee class when New Williams committed to the Tigers on Sunday.

A four-star guard from Santa Monica High School in California, Williams told Inside the Auburn Tigers that he believes Auburn and Coach Bruce Pearl’s program is a great fit.

“I really like Auburn, the coaching staff and the players,” Williams said. “I like the atmosphere on campus and the facilities. Also, Auburn has the greatest fans and that is exciting, too.

“I feel like Coach Bruce Pearl does a great job of developing his players as both athletes and people and that is important to me,” he said. “I feel like Auburn is a place that will help me reach my potential and that Coach Pearl and his staff will be great people to be a part of my life.”

Williams said he toured the athletic facilities, academic facilities and spent time with the players and the coaches on his official visit. He note that he was impressed with all of those areas. On Saturday he attended Auburn’s season-opening football victory over Arkansas.

The prospect said that he wants to major in business at Auburn and after his playing days are done he would like to get into the business end of sports management or some related field.

The 6-2 guard chose Auburn over Arizona State, Oregon, San Diego State, New Mexico and others.

Williams, who is recovering from knee surgery, said the rehab is going very well. “The doctors are about to release (to play games) me,” he said, noting that he has regained his flexibility and movement. He pointed out that he has even improved his vertical jump, adding that he believes he will be “120 percent” physically compared to where he was prior to hurting the knee.

Williams is the third high school senior to commit to the Tigers along with Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer, who are also four-star recruits. The Tigers also have a verbal commitment from a junior college star, guard T.J. Dunans. Additionally, the Tigers have a commitment from four-star seven-foot-two Trayvon Reed, a class of 2014 prospect scheduled to enroll at Auburn in December.

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