Hoops Prospect Planning Visit to Auburn

Jeff Lebo's Tigers are expected to entertain a prospect who plays several positions.

Columbia, S.C.--A six-foot-six high school senior is planning to visit the Auburn University campus this week on an official recruiting visit.

Lucas Hargrove, who plays for Northeast Richland High School, averaged 13.1 points and seven rebounds per game as a junior.

"He is scheduled to be in Auburn this weekend and then he is expected to make his choice after that," says Jason Powell, who is the head coach at Northeast Richland.

Hargrove, who has taken official visits to Tennessee State and Nevada, has offers from those colleges and could be getting an offer from the Tigers.

"He is a versatile player who plays inside for us, but in college he will probably a swingman (guard/forward) who may even be a point guard," Powell says. "Lucas handles the ball well."

Despite not getting attention from other SEC programs, Powell says he believes that Hargrove has the potential to play at that level in college. "He can do that, but he has several things he needs to work on," the coach notes. "He needs to put on some weight. He weighs about 185 now.

"He also needs to improve on the consistency of his outside jump shot. He is not bad at that, but he needs to be more consistent."

Hargrove started for a 22-4 team that reached the quarter-finals of the state playoffs as a junior. As a sophomore, he was his team's sixth man.

Auburn coach Jeff Lebo has one verbal commitment for the November signing period from 6-4 guard Kelvin Lewis from North Crowley High in Forth Worth, Tex.


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