Bruce Pearl steals one back from Orlando Antigua


That Bruce Pearl is such a sneak. The new Auburn basketball coach has reportedly stolen a transfer away from new South Florida coach Orlando Antigua.

After saying he would transfer to USF, former Marshall guard Kareem Canty has instead decided to transfer to Auburn, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

It’s the second time Canty has committed to the Tigers. After averaging 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game for the Thundering Herd, Canty announced that he would be joining Pearl down on the Plains. But Canty changed his mind after visiting Antigua, the former UK assistant, in Tampa.

Pearl has already picked up former UK commitment (from the Billy G. days) K.C. Ross-Miller, former Florida State signee Cinmeon Bowers and former Virginia Tech commit T.J. Lang, among others.

Canty was named third team All-Conference-USA and was a member of the league’s All-Freshmen team. He’s a 6-foot-1 guard out of Brooklyn, New York, who will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-15 season.

Photo of Kareem Canty by Associated Press.

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