Bruce Pearl is wasting no time in trying to build his new Auburn program. News broke yesterday that Pearl landed the number one JUCO prospect in the nation, Cinmeon Bowers:
Junior college power forward Cinmeon Bowers announced his commitment to Auburn via Twitter on Sunday. Bowers, a 6-foot-7, 261-pound star from Milwaukee, is rated the nation’s No. 1 junior college basketball prospect by multiple major recruiting services.
This isn’t as quick as it may seem. Coaches who are not heading up a program still work the recruiting circuit so they know who they want to get as soon as they sign on with a program. But Pearl is also showing he doesn’t want to wait to show results, which is a reality of today’s modern coaching era. Auburn didn’t bring in Bruce Pearl so their team could languish in the NIT for years.
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