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This high school star is putting up very impressive numbers on the basketball court.

Jonesboro, Ga.--One of the nation's top high school junior basketball players has given a very early verbal commitment to the Auburn Tigers.

Toney Douglas, a 6-2, 178-pound combo one-two guard from Jonesboro High School, tells Inside the Auburn Tigers that he will sign with Auburn next season as a senior.

Douglas is averaging 29.3 points per game, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.2 steals.

"I really liked the coaching staff at Auburn," Douglas says. "They have shown me a lot of love and let me know that I am wanted there."

Douglas has gotten plenty of attention from other college basketball teams. "I picked Auburn over Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma, FSU, LSU, Tennessee, UConn and Alabama," he says.

When asked what he sees as his strengths, Douglas says, "Dribbling the basketball, shooting and driving to to the basket," he says.

The combination point guard/shooting guard has led Jonesboro High to an 18-2 record and a No. 6 ranking in the state. He has a high-point game of 42 points and has been named the Atlanta Tipoff Club Player of the month and MVP of a Christmas tournament.

Douglas is expected to be rated as one of the nation's Top 50 prospects next season when he is a senior. He is also expected to be good enough to immediate challenge for playing time at Auburn as a true freshman.


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