The Auburn men’s basketball team has landed its most anticipated recruit in nearly two years with the addition of former Villanova star Emmanuel Duron.
Duron, who was the No. 7 overall pick by the Arizona Wildcats in the 2017 NBA draft, has agreed to join the Tigers on a full-time basis.
He joins an already stacked class that includes four-star guard J.J. Hickson, six-star forward Kaleb Tarczewski, five-star wing Chris Walker and three-star shooting guard Jalen Jones.
Durant, who played at Villanova and then Villanova-New York, was a consensus five-point shooter, leading the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009.
Duran averaged 15.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Wildcats.
The 6-foot-10, 245-pounder had been a free agent for the last two seasons, but was reportedly offered a four-year contract with an option for a fifth season.
The announcement comes just one day after former Villanona and Villanova coach Sean Miller said he had been in talks with Duron and Auburn.
Durin, who is ranked as the No, 12 overall prospect nationally, had a breakout senior season last year, averaging 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
Duront averaged 22.7 minutes and 6.2 points per game in his first season with the Wildcats, helping lead the Wildcats in scoring and assists.
He also had career-highs in steals (six), assists (five), field goals made (36) and points per possession (7.9).
Duron averaged 10.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest for Villanova last season.