4-Star Hoops Prospect Purifoy Visits Tigers

Class of 2015 basketball prospect Danjel Purifoy talks about his trip to Auburn.

Centreville, Ala.--Ranked as the nation's No. 12 small forward prospect for the 2015 basketball signee class by Scout.com, Danjel Purifoy checked out the Auburn campus on Wednesday and said he liked what he saw.

"It was a great visit," Purifoy said. "I explored the campus, walked around and saw all of the new stuff. I watched practice to see how the players played and stuff like that."

Purifoy, who is 6-7, 185 pounds, is ranked as the No. 52 overall prospect in the country for his signee class. A player who has been impressive in AAU ball with the Atlanta Xpress, he said that he is enjoying the group he plays with and said that the team is strong this year.

Playing for the Xpress he has been impressive, showing the ability to score inside or outside, play good defense and hit the boards with plenty of athletic ability.

"It doesn't matter where I play," he said. "Wherever position my coach puts me at I will play it."

Asked about what he does best as a player, the prospect said, "I am just a laid-back guy off the court, but on the court I can get after you."

Danjel Purifoy

Next month he and his AAU teammates will play in a national event in Las Vegas where they will get exposure to college scouts. Asked what college programs he is considering, Purifoy said a lot of colleges are recruiting him and he is looking "at a lot of them." He noted that Auburn, featuring first-year head coach Bruce Pearl, is a program he is considering.

Most top prospects sign in the early period in November of their senior years. Asked if he has decided when he was going to make a choice, the four-star recruit said, "I don't know. It is going to be a surprise for everybody."

Durr made the visit with Michael Durr, a six-foot-eight post player from Jonesboro, Ga., who plays on the Atlanta Xpress. Just 15 years old, Durr will be a sophomore for the 2014-15 season.

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