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Transfer target Johni Broome trims list to two, sets commitment date

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Johni Broome is one of the top transfers in college basketball and he could be the key to Auburn reloading in the frontcourt next season.

The big man is set to announce his commitment on Saturday, April 30 at 3 p.m. CT, according to On3’s Joe Tipton. The Plant City, Florida native will be deciding between Auburn and SEC rival Florida. He took official visits to both programs after entering the portal.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Broome played center last season at Morehead State, where he averaged 16.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game. He was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in rebounds and blocks.

Auburn is attempting to fill the void left by the departures of Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler in the frontcourt. While five-star Yohan Traore has a great offensive game, he is still developing on the defensive side. This is where Broome could shine and help protect the rim, something Auburn will be missing without Kessler.

Broome has the potential to be more than a one-year replacement, he has three years of eligibility remaining.

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