AUBURN — Auburn basketball has added a big man.
Addarin Scott, who spent the last two seasons in junior college at Navarro College in Texas, announced his commitment to the Tigers and coach Bruce Pearl via social media Friday. Scott appeared in 31 games with the Bulldogs last season, averaging 9.3 points on 53.1% shooting. He also pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game to go along with 1.3 blocks.
The 6-foot-9 Scott, who originally hails from Dallas, will be the fifth newcomer to Auburn's roster next season, joining five-star freshman Aden Holloway, former JUCO standout Chad Baker-Mazara and transfers Denver Jones (Florida International) and Chaney Johnson (Alabama-Hunstville).
Scott being from Texas is notable, as Pearl pointed in April to new assistant coach Corey Williams' ties to the state as a reason he hired him: "The fact that he was most recently from Texas Tech, had spent a lot of time down there," Pearl said of Williams at an AMBUSH event in April. "With Texas, Oklahoma (joining the conference) and A&M already in the league, I think Texas could be the next place that we might want to go and start to recruit."
— Addarin Scott (@AddarinScott) June 9, 2023
"First off, I want to thank God for his guidance and giving me the ability to play this game that I love," Scott wrote in his commitment. "After much prayers and consideration, I have finally decided to choose my next home! I would like to first thank all the schools & coaches for recruiting me and allowing me to be apart of your program, it was not an easy decision for me but I feel like it's the best decision for my family and I.
"Secondly, I would love to thank my mom for all of her sacrifice, unconditional love, and support throughout my journey! ... With that being said, I am EXCITED to announce I will be attending Auburn University! Thanks to Coach Pearl and staff for believing in me and I'm EXCITED to get to work!"
Richard Silva is the Auburn athletics beat writer for the Montgomery Advertiser. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @rich_silva18.
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