AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball has a few open scholarships heading into the 2017-18 season thanks to some player departures. Bruce Pearl found the man for one of those late Saturday night.
Malik Dunbar, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from the College of Central Florida, announced on Twitter he will join Auburn as a transfer. Pearl confirmed the addition with a retweet and a celebratory post on his own Twitter account:
— malikdunbar (@malik_ihoop) April 16, 2017
— Bruce Pearl (@coachbrucepearl) April 16, 2017
Based on his size and stats, Dunbar will most likely be a small forward at Auburn — a position that lost T.J. Dunans to graduation this offseason.
Dunbar averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season for the College of Central Florida. He shot 40.3 percent from the field and 73.5 percent on free throws.
Auburn will add true freshmen Chuma Okeke and Davion Mitchell to its roster this offseason. Dunbar will join the mix alongside forward Desean Murray, who sat out last season after transferring from Presbyterian.
— malikdunbar (@malik_ihoop) February 12, 2016