Lebo's Tigers Pick Up Another Commitment

Another players says he plans to sign a basketball scholarship to play at Auburn.

Tallahassee, Fla.--Archie Miaway, a 6-4, 202-pound shooting guard for Tallahassee Community College's basketball team, says he will sign with Auburn on Wednesday, the first day of signing for the spring period.

Miaway took an official recruiting visit to Auburn over the weekend and tells Inside the Auburn Tigers that he has committed to Coach Jeff Lebo's Tigers.

Miaway, a two guard, was named Most Valuable Player of the the state junior college tournament after scoring 25 points in a triple overtime game vs. Chipola to send Tallahassee Community College to the national tournament. TCC finished as the national runnerup falling 68-59 to Arkansas-Fort Smith. Miaway was named to the all-tournament team.

As a senior he averaged 14.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He averaged right at 20 points per contest in tournament play.

"I am planning to get to Auburn at the beginning of July," says Miaway.

Miaway, an All-Panhandle Conference player, says he arrived in Auburn on Friday and had dinner with the coaching staff and their families and then went out with current players.

"On Saturday I talked with the academic advisers, the trainer, the strength and conditioning coach and I toured the campus," he says. "I basically had meetings all day. Then I went out to eat again with the head coach and then went out with the players again. On Sunday I had a followup meeting with the head coach and the assistant coaches."

Archie Miaway

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. As a freshman he scored 14.3 points per game and averaged 4.6 rebounds for Tallahassee Community College. He hit 35.3 percent of his threes as a freshman and 33.8 percent as a sophomore.

A three-year starter in high school, he says his height and leaping ability allow him to be an effective scorer because he can shoot over guards.

Miaway says he is planning on majoring in criminal justice at Auburn and notes that he picked the Tigers because he believes he will have a chance to contribute immediately during the 2006-2007 season.

He is Auburn's second verbal commitment for the spring period joining 6-1 guard Dewayne Reed from Wheatley High in Houston, Tex. Auburn has two early period signees, 6-6 forward Lucas Hargrove from Northeast Richland High in Columbia, S.C., and 6-4 guard Kelvin Lewis from North Crowley High in Forth Worth, Tex.


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