Juco Shooting Guard Interested in Tigers

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Tallahassee, Fla.--Archie Miaway, a 6-4, 202-pound shooting guard for Tallahassee Community College's basketball team, says that he is very interested in Auburn, a team that could use some outside shooting help.

Miaway, an All-Panhandle Conference player as a freshman last season, is the leading scorer as a sophomore for his 21-3 Tallahassee Community College team with an average of 15.3 points per contest.

He originally signed with Georgia Southern out of high school after scoring 1,465 points as an All-State player at Norcross, Ga., High, where he was the second leading scorer in school history.

"I am being recruited by Auburn and I would say they are my favorite right now," says Miaway, who notes that he expects a scholarship offer to be coming from the Tigers.

"I decided that I am not going to play for Georgia Southern because I believe I am ready to play at a higher level of basketball," he says. "Georgia State is another team I am looking at, too."

Archie Miaway

As a freshman, Miaway hit 44.6 percent of his three-point shots. He also made 72.8 percent of his free throws while attempting a league-high 158. He averaged a team-high 14.3 points along with 4.6 rebounds per contest.

This season, he is hitting 35.3 percent from three-point range, but has improved his free throw shooting to 77.7 percent while averaging 3.5 rebounds per game.

A three-year starter in high school, he says his height and leaping ability allow him to be an effective long-range shooter because he can shoot over guards. "A lot of teams are trying to defend me this year with guys six-foot-five to six-foot-eight," he notes. "I like to shoot from outside, but I take the ball to the hole when the opportunity is there."

Miaway says that he is playing on a stronger Tallahassee Community College squad than he did last year. "I believe we are the most talented team in the state," he says. "When we are playing well, we are difficult to beat."

Miaway says he expects to take an official visit to Auburn this spring after his season is finished. "It is looking good that I will be signing with Auburn," he says.

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