Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bryce Brown featured in AL.com's road to the NBA


Gus Malzahn hopes to identify QB by early fall

There's been no word on Auburn's QB progress but Coach Malzahn apparently wants the starting QB named by early fall. Joey or Bo? Soon we'll know. 

Auburn falls 5-3 against Louisville to end historic run

Around 4:00 in the afternoon Tuesday, Auburn vs Louisville was put to a pause do to a rain delay. The game was set to resume five hours later at 9:00 PM. But the rain continued and the game was suspended until 11:00 AM the next morning. With Louisville up 4-1 the next day, Auburn was looking to add another miracle to its history. The game resumed in the bottom of the 5th and it stayed 4-1 for a while. A little later, Auburn scored again making it 4-2. But not long after, Louisville did too. Auburn missed out on a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 8th with basses loaded. Only to relieve the inning with the third and last out. In the bottom of the 9th, Auburn's last hope, Connor Davis hit a single home run pushing it to 5-3. But Rankin Woley struck out to end Auburn Baseball's historic run. There's no crying in baseball but this ending made you want to. And it brings you back to the question, what if Ryan Bliss hadn't had two errors on Tuesday? What if Edouard Julien hadn't made a wild throw vs Mississippi State? What If? But none the less, congrats to everyone on Auburn Baseball's team on a historic season. Especially those who won't be back. Good luck at the next level to all the Tigers selected in the MLB Draft. Auburn Basketball made it to the Final 4 for the first time in school history. Auburn Baseball achieved its goal of reaching the College World Series for the first time in 22 years. Will Auburn Football make a magical 2019 run? War Eagle always!
#RideForTheBrand

Monday, June 17, 2019

Projecting where Chuma Okeke and the other Tigers will be drafted on Thursday

NBA Draft day is this Thursday so let's breakdown where Jared, Chuma Okeke, and that guy Bryce Brown get drafted.

Chuma Okeke - SF - 6'8 - 230 lbs
Strengths: Strong driver, good 3pt shooter, all around scorer, great defender

Weakness: Passing accuracy and passing IQ.

Facts: Tore ACL against North Carolina in Sweet 16. 

My potential destinations: 
He could go to Golden State in the 1st round if KD's not back next year.
I like Atlanta in the 2nd round as well.
The Boston Celtics could add him to their group in the 1st round.

Bold Prediction: There's no way Chuma Okeke's not drafted.

Jared Harper - PG - 5'11 - 175 lbs 
Strengths: Crazy fast, outstanding in transition, great passer, rarely misses lay-ups.

Weakness: Not a consistent enough 3pt shooter, size disadvantage.

My potential destinations:
The Suns could take him with a 2nd round pick.
I can see Harper in a Memphis jersey.
Possibly undrafted.

Bold Prediction: Jared Harper will sneak into the top 10 picks of the 2nd round.

Bryce Brown - SG - 6-3 - 200 lbs
Strengths: Outstanding 3pt shooter, catch and shoot mind set, the Michael Jordan 'i want the clutch shot' mindset, fast in transition, team leader.

Weakness: Sometimes has missed 3pt streaks, not a flashy scorer

My potential destinations:
The most likely result will be undrafted.
I think he could sign with the LA Lakers as an undrafted free agent.
Maybe one of the last 3 picks in the draft.

Bold Prediction: Bryce Brown is drafted mid-second round. 


AU MEGA Sports Breakdown: Baseball stuff, FB recruiting, Disappointing decomittmemt

First of all, I'd like to apologize for no posts about any Auburn Sports news recently. That was due to a very tight schedule. So without further ado, the first ever AU MEGA Sports Breakdown.

    Auburn Baseball made it to the world series recently as you probably heard as they took game three in a ridiculously high scoring game with a final score of 14-7. Auburn just lost 4-5 vs Mississippi State in a heart breaking bottom of the 9th comeback by MSU. Auburn will face Louisville in the losers bracket on Tuesday. 

    Auburn Football's 2020 recruiting class has finally hit it's stride. Auburn added 4-star outside linebacker Trenton Simpson along with 4-star OLB Cameron Riley and 4-star O-line man Tate Johnson. Auburn boosted from 29th in team recruiting rankings to 16th in team recruiting rankings. And guess what, Kobe Hudson, a 4-star WR has been Auburn's top player for months and months but with the addition of Trenton Simpson, AU has a new No. 1.

    Richard Jubinor, a sophomore DE for Auburn, has reportedly hit the transfer portal. Jubinor was supposed to start in a year or two. I definitely wouldn't call it a smart move.

    Highly rated 4-star PG Daeshun Ruffin, who literally just committed two weeks ago, has decommitted from Bruce Pearl's Tigers. 

    Auburn Hoops is locking in on 5-star PG Sharife Cooper for 2020. He continues to perform well and he's not slowing down.

Friday, June 7, 2019

AU Hoops Scoop

A 4-star 2021 point guard from Jackson, MS, committed to Auburn on Monday. Daeshun Ruffin is ranked 74th in the nation according to 247 Sports. 

The NCAA has moved the 3-point line back to 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches. This is the international measurement. But don't worry Auburn fans. Most of Auburn's 3-pointers made weren't right behind the line. With Auburn Basketball, you have to defend the NBA 3-point line. 

An incoming freshman has had surgery recently and is expected to miss only 2-3 months, which is no where near the start of the season. Tyrell 'Turbo' Jones will miss off-season workouts but this shouldn't be a big concern for the former 4-star point guard. 

Justin Powell, the #1 player in Kentucky, committed to Auburn on Friday. The 3-star plays shooting guard despite being 6'5.  

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Auburn Sports Breakdown: AU lands hoops transfer, 3-star OT commits, 5-star hoops target visits once again

    Big Cat Weekend is over and Auburn has to feel pretty good about it. Good recruiting news came in the two sports Auburn's known for. Let's jump into a pool of exiting Auburn news.
   
    Javon Franklin, a JUCO transfer committed to Bruce Pearl's hoops squad. Franklin plays both small forward and power forward and is 6'7 and 190 lbs. His style is strong and physical. His dunk are powerful and will serve well as either a starter or a back-up. He reminds me of Malik Dunbar, a key player that helped Auburn to a Final Four appearance.   

    A 3-star O-line man committed to Auburn following BCW. Javion Cohen who's ranked 394th in the nation according to 247 Sports, announced his pledge to Gus Malzahn's Tigers. Auburn has advanced to 23rd in the nation with this commitment. 

   5-star power forward Brandon Boston Jr visited Auburn again. Auburn is battling Duke, Kentucky, and Florida to land Boston. Auburn would love to get Boston as he is the No. 8 player in the country according to 247 Sports. 

    Auburn Baseball pulled off a miracle walk off win against Georgia Tech. The Tigers beat GT 6-5 because of Steven Williams' home run that sent himself along with two others to score. #ThatOne'sForRod