College of Central Florida wing Malik Dunbar

Junior College Basketball Prospect Chooses Auburn

The Auburn basketball Tigers have picked up a spring commitment.

Junior college basketball player Malik Dunbar announced on Saturday night that he has committed to play for Coach Bruce Pearl’s Auburn Tigers.

“I want to thank all the coaches who saw something in me.” the 6-6, 225-pounder said while on his official visit to Auburn. “But I've decided to be an Auburn Man.”

Following his official visit to the Plains, Dunbar said, "I am excited to be a part of the Auburn family. I want to be able to able to make an impact and work hard when I get to Auburn."

Dunbar averaged 15.6 points and 6.4 rebounds this past season while shooting 49.4 percent from the field, including 29.3 percent on threes at College of Central Florida in Ocala. Dunbar, who is originally from Columbia, S.C., was a Class AAAA All-State player at Spring Valley High, the same school that former Auburn All-SEC football player was a star at when signing with the Tigers. Williams coaches linebackers for the AU football team.

As a freshman in junior college Dunbar averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

A prospect with scholarship offers from approximately two dozen colleges, Dunbar took an official visit to Ole Miss last week.

He is the first commitment for Auburn in the spring signing period. The Tigers signed high school seniors Austin Wiley, Davion Mitchell and Chuma Okeke in the November signing period. Wiley, a center, graduated early and played for AU during the 2016-17 season. Mitchell, a point guard, and power Okeke, both four star prospects, are scheduled to join the Auburn team in the summer.

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