Auburn basketball: Tigers offer scholarship to high school sophomore

Bruce Pearl and his staff have extended an offer to one of the best recruits in the class of 2023

Getting a basketball scholarship to a Division-I school isn’t easy. Getting offers from multiple Power 5 colleges? Even harder. Doing all that before even starting your sophomore? Now that’s impressive.

Well, that incredible feat is a reality for 2023 combo guard Bryson Warren. Warren, a sophomore out of North Little Rock, Arkansas, has already earned scholarship offers from major programs such as Arkansas, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

And while Auburn may have not been the first Power 5 school to offer the 2023 prospect, they’re now jumping on that train as Bruce Pearl and his staff offered a scholarship to the sophomore on Monday per Warren’s Twitter account.

While it’s obviously very early in Warren’s recruiting process, the 6-foot-1 guard already has the makings of being an elite high school prospect in the future. It also appears that, while more offers will come for Warren over the next two seasons, Auburn will have to battle several SEC programs for his services.

To get a scholarship offer from a school like Auburn after only one year of high school, you have to be pretty highly regarded. Well, per the class of 2023 rankings on, Warren ranks as the No. 30 player in his class and the No. 3 player in Arkansas.

As mentioned before, Warren has already received an offer from the nearby Razorbacks. However, Auburn has an Arkansas connection too. Former Auburn basketball star and current assistant coach Wes Flanigan has quickly become one of the top recruiters in the nation.

Flanigan is a Little Rock, Arkansas native and over the past two seasons, Flanigan has helped bring some of the best talent in the state to The Plains. In the 2019 recruiting class, Flanigan brought in his son Allen, a three-star wing who ranked as the No. 3 player in Arkansas.

That success continued in 2020 when Auburn was able to land three-star power forward Chris Moore, who, like Allen, was the No. 3 player in Arkansas on top of being a top-150 player nationally.

Back to Warren, the combo guard averaged 20 points and four assists per game at the Elite 32 event this year playing with the 17U group. As a freshman in 2019, Warren helped the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats compile a 22-5 record before falling in the second round of the Arkansas 6A State Tournament.

Warren now joins an elite club of high school sophomores to receive an offer from the Tigers. Per 247Sports, Auburn has only offered six other 2023 recruits in the nation.