Lebo Comments On Auburn's Signees

Auburn coach Jeff Lebo's team has signed a pair of players to join next season's team.

Auburn, Ala.--Second-year Auburn men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo says he is pleased with the two early signees for the 2006-2007 Auburn men's basketball team.

Kelvin Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound guard from North Crowley High in Fort Worth, Tex., and 6-6, 185 guard/forward Lucas Hargrove from Northeast Richland High in Columbia, S.C., have signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers.

Both players were early commitments for the Tigers, who are not expected to add any more players in the early signing period that runs through Tuesday.

"Both Kelvin and Lucas are very versatile, which is what we like in our players," Lebo says. "We are very excited about them joining our program."

Lewis chose Auburn over Virginia and is the son of TCU assistant coach Kevin Lewis. He averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 steals, 3.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists as an All-State junior.

"Kelvin is a combo guard who can play the one or two," Lebo says. "He plays for a very good high school program, is a coach's son and is a terrific student. Kelvin exemplifies the word student-athlete. He plays in a good district in high school. He is a coach's son and is a gym rat, which I like. He is going to get better and better each year at Auburn."

Hargrove chose the Tigers over the University of Nevada and Tennessee State. He averaged 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior.

"Lucas Hargrove is very versatile," Lebo says. "He has played a lot of different positions, and he played for a very good coach in Jason Powell at Richland Northeast High School. His best basketball is in front of him."

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