October 7, 2007

Athletic forward favors AU after visit

With three verbal commitments already in the books, AU's basketball program is looking to add one or two more standouts for the 2008 class.

The Tigers took a big step toward securing commitment No. 4 this weekend as they hosted Kings Mountain (N.C.) Hope Christian small forward Kenny Gabriel for an official visit.

Gabriel was impressed with AU's plans for a new $92.5 million arena, which is scheduled to be ready for the start of the 2010-11 season.

Gabriel officially visited Winthrop Sept. 21 and South Florida Sept. 28. He plans to have a decision between Auburn, Winthrop and South Florida later this week.

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