The Naismith Trophy announced its list for high school basketball player of the year today, and Auburn led the country with three signees and commitments on the list.
The Naismith Trophy released its preseason watch list for High School Player of the Year. https://t.co/Cy7R9NAasT pic.twitter.com/36SgYJgxDE— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 15, 2016
UCLA also had three commitments. Kentucky had two. Several other schools had one each.
Auburn's three representatives on the list were class of 2017 signees, Austin Wiley and Davion Mitchell, and class of 2018 commitment EJ Montgomery.
Obviously, it's early yet but this is one more piece of good news for Auburn on the recruiting trail. This year's freshmen are probably Auburn's best class since Jeff Moore and Chris Morris arrived in 1984-85. The Tigers are setting the stage for a run at the postseason if they can stay healthy and out of trouble. With more help arriving in 2017 and 2018, it's hard not to love what's happening on the Plains.