Auburn will welcome a pair of prospects to the Plains this weekend, one for the Class of 2019 and one for the Class of 2020. While the Tigers currently have four commitments slated to begin their basketball careers on the Plains in 2019, Auburn is still looking to add a few more pieces. Auburn has not landed any players for the Class of 2020 yet.
Class of 2019 Prospect Damion Baugh
This weekend, Auburn will welcome in Damion Baugh, a combo guard from Antioch, Tennessee for his official visit. Baugh currently attends the Tennessee Preparatory Academy in Memphis and his great summer along the AAU trail has boosted his stock dramatically over the past few months. Baugh is 6’4, 185 pounds and is a good decision maker along with being a great defender. He is currently the third best available player from the state of Tennessee and a Top 150 recruit. Baugh has already visited TCU and Georgetown in the past month and its unclear where he will visit next although several schools are hoping to get Baugh on campus in the near future. Auburn has a need for guard play after this season with Bryce Brown’s impending graduation and the potential for others to leave early for the NBA.
Class of 2020 Prospect Keon Johnson
Looking even deeper into Auburn basketball’s future, the Tigers will also receive a visit from Shooting Guard Keon Johnson, from Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Johnson is 6’5, 180 pounds, and is currently a Top 30 Prospect in the Class of 2020. He has already visited Vanderbilt this fall and is visiting Tennessee and Virginia later on this fall. Ole Miss also looks to be very high on Johnson’s list as well.
Update on Tyrell Jones
Another recruit at the top of Auburn’s wish list, Tyrell Jones, is still undecided on his college future. The Florida native has visited Ole Miss and Georgia since visiting Auburn the weekend of September 15-16. Auburn still looks to be the favorites for Jones but several schools are still vying for Jones services. He released a list of his Top 12 schools about 2 weeks ago so it may be awhile before Jones makes his decision.
At this time I wanna thank all the colleges that recruited me but at this time here are the schools that have been recruiting me the hardest and I will decide from. #DECISIONS pic.twitter.com/WsRKA895OX— Tyrell Jones (@TurboRell) September 27, 2018
Currently, Auburn sits 12th in 247’s National Recruiting Rankings. They are the 4th SEC school in the Top 12 rankings behind Kentucky, Florida and Alabama.