Taking a look at 3 more potential targets for Auburn basketball in the transfer portal


AUBURN — The transfer portal is in full swing, and Auburn basketball is active.

The Tigers have already seen one player leave — KD Johnson will use his fifth year of eligibility elsewhere — and they’re hosting transfer guard JP Pegues on a visit from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to Auburn Live. Pegues has played the last three campaigns at Furman, averaging 18.4 points, 4.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 34.1 minutes per game as a junior.

Pegues, who was one of 49 Division I players to average at least 7.5 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc last season, likely won’t be the only player in the portal Auburn shows serious interest in. The Tigers must wait and see what key pieces such as Johni Broome and Dylan Cardwell plan to do before they go hard in the pursuit of other transfers.

Here are three portal targets Auburn could look at, depending on how the roster shakes out over the next few weeks:

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Darlinstone Dubar (Hofstra)

A veteran wing who’s played four seasons of college basketball, former three-star recruit Darlinstone Dubar began his career at Iowa State before transferring to Hofstra in April 2021. The 6-foot-8 Dubar, who 24/7 High School Hoops reported Saturday had been contacted by Auburn, would seemingly be a good fit as a reserve small forward behind Chad Baker-Mazara if veteran Chris Moore moves on and if incoming four-star freshman Jahki Howard isn’t yet ready to play.

Dubar was uber efficient from 2-point range last season; he was one of two players to average at least 17.5 points while making more than 64% of his shots from inside the 3-point arc, according to College Basketball Analytics. He also averaged an impressive 6.8 rebounds per game, which would’ve ranked second at Auburn last season.

Omaha Biliew (Iowa State)

There aren’t any reports linking Iowa State transfer Omaha Biliew to Auburn,…

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Publish date : 2024-04-03 09:15:48

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