There was some discussion that Auburn may be looking to add another big man to the 2015 class, and that discussion has come to fruition this afternoon as the Tigers picked up a commitment from 6'8 JUCO Power Forward Alex Hicks from Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee. He will have three seasons of eligibility when he gets to Auburn, though he is not expected to play in 2015-16 due to an ACL injury.
According to JUCOReport.com, Hicks averaged 15 points/game and 8 rebounds/game in 2014-15. He is originally from Phenix City, AL. The staff at JUCOReport.com spoke to Hicks said Auburn was his "dream school." He was committed to Western Carolina out of high school before deciding to go the JUCO route and attempt to improve his 4-year school landing spot. That appears to have worked out quite nicely for Hicks.
As an unrated prospect on some sites, Hicks brings Auburn's team ranking down to 16th in the nation, but I don't think Bruce Pearl & Company really care about that. What they care about is getting another big man who can rebound. That is something Auburn severely lacked this season outside of Cinmeon Bowers. Bowers was used so much during 2014-15 that the fatigue was noticeable late in the season as his play appeared to get sloppier.
UPDATED: No need for anyone else to leave! Trust the folks at AuburnUndercover to get the skinny from folks at Auburn quicker than just about anyone else. Hicks will walk on at Auburn this fall as he rehabs that ACL injury.
You can watch some iffy-level highlights, below. It appears Hicks changes numbers from 30-32 depending on which jersey he's in (#30 in blue/black, #32 in white). There isn't much, but it's something.