Danjel Purifoy tweets that he’ll play for Auburn basketball next season

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AUBURN, Ala. — Danjel Purifoy has regained his eligibility with Auburn basketball for next season. And he plans on using it as a part of Bruce Pearl’s defending SEC champions.

Purifoy cleared the air Wednesday evening by tweeting that he would play for the Tigers in the 2018-19 season.

Auburn announced Tuesday night Purifoy would be eligible for the final 70 percent of the season after sitting out all of 2017-18 due to his connection with an FBI investigation that led to the arrest of former assistant coach Chuck Person.

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Although he’ll be a junior in 2018-19, Purifoy has only had one season at Auburn. He wasn’t ruled eligible for his first season in 2015-16, which led to him taking a redshirt. Purifoy averaged 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game as a redshirt freshman in 2016-17.

With Purifoy back, Auburn is expected to have at least 10 players with Division I experience back for the 2018-19 season. Center Austin Wiley, who also sat out the 2017-18 season with eligibility issues, and small forward Mustapha Heron will at least consider early entry into the 2018 NBA Draft.

The post Danjel Purifoy tweets that he’ll play for Auburn basketball next season appeared first on SEC Country.

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