Lebo: Foreign Tour a Plus for Tigers

Comments from Auburn basketball coach Jeff Lebo are featured on two of his Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn men's basketball coach Jeff Lebo says that he expects that senior-to-be Quan Prowell and rising junior Rasheem Barrett will come back as more polished players and more mature college students following their basketball tour of China.

Prowell, a forward, scored 16 points and added six rebounds while Barrett contributed 10 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals on Monday as Reach USA took a fourth straight victory on its tour over the Xia Jing Tigers in a game played in Shanxi, China.

"It is a great opportunity for Quan and Rasheem to play with other good players and see another part of the world," Lebo says. "Rasheem and Quan are getting a terrific experience through the game of basketball and I think they will both appreciate living in the United States when they come back.

"This is the type of opportunity that is not going to be afforded to many kids," adds Lebo, who points out that AU hoops administrative assistant Bryan Bartley's connections helped the two Auburn players get spots on the Reach USA team. "It is hopefully going to be something at least one of our players can be a part of every year."

Quan Prowell, a transfer from Furman, has one season left at Auburn.

Prowell and Barrett are scheduled to return to action on Wednesday. Through four games Prowell is averaging 15 points and 7.8 rebounds while Barrett is averaging 12 points and four rebounds.

Those two Tigers will join their teammates in August for an exhibition tournament vs. international competition on the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.

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