Big Man Discusses Official Visit to AU

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Montverde, Fla..--A year after his verbal commitment to Auburn, power forward Robert Chubb took his official visit, checking out the Tigers along with his AAU teammate Andre Malone, who is also committed to sign with Jeff Lebo's Tigers in November.

"I had a great time on my visit," says Chubb, who has transferred to a high-power basketball school for his senior season after playing last season at McIntosh High in Peachtree City, Ga.

Commenting on his weekend in Auburn, he says, "On Friday night I went out to eat with Francis Aihe and Tony Neysmith at a really good restaurant. I can't remember the name, but I ate more food than I ever have at one time.

"After dinner we met up with Quantez Robertson and some of the other players," says Chubb, who says he averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds as a junior.

Chubb, who is interested in majoring in international business in college, spent more time with his future teammates on Saturday, met with academic advisers, watched the Auburn vs. LSU football game and took a mini-tour of campus. "I had already taken a campus tour on an unofficial visit," says Chubb.

The big man, who was 6-8 1/2 when he committed to Auburn in September of 2007, notes that he is up to 6-10, 220 and is working on adding weight this season.

"I like Montverde Academy," he says. "All of the players are really good and we have a terrific coach and it is a place where I can really accelerate my development. It is different going to a boarding school, but I have no doubt it will really help me."

Chubb, who plays with Malone on the highly-successful Atlanta Celtics AAU team, notes the the guard from North Clayton High in Atlanta also enjoyed his official visit. "Andre had a really good summer playing with the Celtics," Chubb says.


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