Good News: Another Highly Rated Star Commit to Auburn tigers

Miles Kelly, a transfer guard from Georgia Tech, committed to Auburn, ending the Tigers’ search for “one more impactful guard,” On3Sports’ Joe Tipton reported on Sunday.
“We truly need one more candidate with a competitive shot. Be it a 1/2 or a 2/1, a 2/3, or a 3/2, it really doesn’t matter to me which position it will be,” Pearl stated during a brief media availability on May 20 in advance of his Fore The Kids Golf Classic. But one additional guard will be present. To find the ideal fit, we’ve tried to be incredibly patient.

After a junior season at Georgia Tech in which he averaged 13.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game, Kelly will be coming to The Plains. The previous season, Kelly led the Yellow Jackets with 13.9 points per game. Kelly made excellent shots from the field 36.9% of the time and from beyond the 3-point arc 32.1% of the time.

Kelly scored 20 points or more in eight different games during the previous campaign; his season-high of 36 points came from an outing against Louisville. In the defeat to Louisville, Kelly shot 11 of 20 from the field and 6 of 11 from three.
Kelly was a little more effective the year before, in the 2022–2023 campaign, when he shot the ball at a 41% field goal percentage and a 37.9% three-point percentage. Kelly averaged 14.4 points per game by the end of his sophomore campaign.

Kelly entered high school with a 4 star rating from 247Sports, which ranked him as the third-best talent in Virginia for the class of 2021.

Kelly had offers from other schools before deciding on Georgia Tech, including Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, and Texas A&M.

Auburn has changed their guard rotation now that Kelly is a member of the team.

On May 20, Pearl remarked, “I think that’s the last piece—one more impactful guard.” “When you consider the people we’ve lost, you lose four guards: Tre (Donaldson), K.D. (Johnson), Lior (Berman), and Aden (Holloway). And what have we introduced? JP (Pegues), Tahaad (Pettiford), and Jahki (Howard) are here.
And Kelly is the final piece the Tigers need, according to Sunday’s announcement.

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