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Auburn Basketball Receives Commitment from TJ Dunans


At this rate, new head coach Bruce Pearl won’t have to spend much time recruiting. Expected to sign four players in the 2015 recruiting class, Pearl seems to have secured his third player and the second since he regained the ability to speak with them on Sunday. After landing commitments from top 100 high school players Danjel Purifoy and Horace Spencer over the weekend, the Tigers received word this morning that junior college shooting guard TJ Dunans will join them in the 2015 recruiting class, according to JucoReport.com.

Dunans attended Columbia State (TN) Community College last season. The 6-foot-5 guard is a scorer, and averaged 22.5 points per game in 2013-14, but is well rounded enough to also average more than eight rebounds and four assists per contest. He was a Junior College All-American and considered to be the top JUCO player in the country by multiple outlets.

“The Auburn staff has been recruiting me for a long time and coach (Bruce) Pearl’s system will fit my style of play where I can blossom at a high level,” Dunans told JucoReport on Sunday, while he was on an unofficial visit to Auburn. “I have always wanted to play at a high level and the SEC is a great conference to showcase my skills and help Auburn get to the Final Four.”

According to Dunans’ 247Sports recruiting profile, the Atlanta native also has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Penn State and West Virginia.


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