Tigers Quickly Replace Douglas On Hoops Roster

The undersized basketball Tigers have more help on the way.

Auburn, Ala.--It didn't long for Auburn men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo to find a replacement for the scholarship vacated by sophomore-to-be guard Toney Douglas.

Quan Prowell, a six-foot-eight small forward and shooting guard who played the past two seasons at Furman University, plans to transfer to Auburn and enroll for classes for fall semester. He will be eligible to play for the Tigers as a redshirt junior for the 2006-2007 season.

He played in just 14 games last season, but led the Paladins in scoring at 15.2 points per game and in rebounding at 5.6 per contest prior to becoming academically ineligible for the second quarter. He regained his eligiblity for the third quarter in time to play in the Southern Conference Tournament.

Quan Prowell

The 210-pounder from Jordan High in Columbus, Ga., was named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year for the 2003-2004 season when he averaged 9.9 points per game.

As a high school senior, he was an All-State performer as a senior as he averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game. An honor student at Jordan, he originally chose Furman over Virginia Tech after being named All-Bi-City as a junior and a senior.

Prowell was born in Montgomery and his father, Veorice, played basketball at Faulkner University in that city.

Lebo and his staff have a great scouting report on Prowell, who scored 19 points and added five rebounds in Auburn's 85-74 victory over Furman last season. He played 24 minutes prior to fouling out.

Lebo says all of Auburn's incoming signees have qualified academically and will be a part of the 2005-2006 team with the exception of guard Jarvis Hill of Starkville, Miss., who is planning to spend another season in prep school. He attended Mt. Zion Academy in Durham, N.C., this past year.

The incoming class includes 6-7 forward Korvotney Barber from Manchester, Ga., High, 6-8 forward Joey Cameron from Leeds High, 6-5 guard/forward Rasheem Barrett from Marist in Atlanta, 6-8 forward Josh Dollard from Prince Avenue Prep in Pickens, S.C., and juco transfer point guard Michael Woodard, a 5-11, 175-pounder, who earned all conference honors as a sophomore at Los Angeles Southwest Junior College after spending his freshman season at Youngstown State.

Emmanuel Willis,a 6-7 forward who transferred from Southern Cal, should be eligible to play for the Tigers in December. Willis practiced with the Tigers this past season. Willis will be a redshirt sophomore.

Douglas, a 6-1 guard for the Tigers this past season, has been given his release by Auburn officials to transfer outside of the SEC. Douglas was an All-SEC Freshman selection. He declared for the NBA Draft, but pulled out when it became obvious he would not be drafted.

Douglas and his father, Harry, then announced that the guard was leaving Auburn to look for a college where he could play point guard. He was a two-guard who played some point as a freshman for Lebo.


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