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Bruce Pearl Lands Another Big Commitment for Auburn Basketball

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Just hours after his show-cause ended, Bruce Pearl lands another big-time commit.

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Well, that certainly didn't take long. Just hours after walking into Auburn Arena full of emotions from the end of his show-cause, and only two days from landing 4* recruit Danjel Purifoy, Coach Bruce Pearl lands another 4* recruit in power foward Horace Spencer from Henderson, Nevada.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>CONGRATS to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BreakoutAlum?src=hash">#BreakoutAlum</a> Horace Spencer (<a href="https://twitter.com/yaahomeboy">@yaahomeboy</a>) on his commitment to Auburn. Was DOMINANT in Philly last month <a href="http://t.co/RrE2ZLZFfe">pic.twitter.com/RrE2ZLZFfe</a></p>&mdash; Breakout Classic (@BreakoutClassic) <a href="https://twitter.com/BreakoutClassic/statuses/503591562899898368">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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At 6'8", 215lbs, Spencer has a good bit of size on him. Purifoy was a big pick up, and the type of player Bruce Pearl needs to lock down since he's an in-state prospect. Spencer is an example of a recruit from across the country being excited by what Coach Pearl has to offer. His commitment shows the level to which this staff is going to go to bring in great players to Auburn.

With these two individuals on board, Auburn's basketball recruiting class is now ranked 9th in the country according to 247sports. No, that is not a typo. Auburn BASKETBALL has a top-10 ranked recruiting class for 2015. This could all change, of course, but just let that sink in for a bit. Top 10 recruiting ranking. In basketball. We are into game week for the first game of Auburn's 2014 football season, and the first three articles on this site are about Auburn basketball.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>From 2010 to 2014 Auburn reeled in two total top 100 players. Bruce Pearl secured two in the past three days. Just the start.</p>&mdash; Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/statuses/503594501844512768">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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I have a feeling it won't stop with just two. Bruce Pearl is excited to be back doing what he loves. The genuine emotion coming from the man last night as he walked into the arena shows how appreciative he is of the chance Auburn has given him. He's ready to give back with a competitive product on the court. We've seen flashes of promise from the players brought in before the show-cause ended, and now we're seeing the payoff in the recruiting world. Here's to hoping the on-court product is just as impressive.