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Auburn could get more commitments next week

From staff reports

Auburn's men's basketball team has received national letters of intent from two players and is expecting letters from two more early next week.

Three-star prospects Frankie Sullivan and Kenny Gabriel both signed with Auburn on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.

Junior college teammates Tay Waller and Johnny Lett have also signed with the Tigers, but their official paperwork is being sent to their parents for signatures. The papers are expected to arrive in Auburn by Monday.

Sullivan, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard who was offered scholarships from Mississippi State, Tennessee and Virginia, committed to the Tigers in September.

He is rated as the 24th best point guard prospect in the nation by A Uniontown native, Sullivan averaged 18 points, six assists and six rebounds a game during his junior year at R.C. Hatch High.

Gabriel, the country's 19th best small forward, averaged 17 points and eight rebounds during his junior season at the Charlotte, N.C.-based United Faith Academy. He was offered scholarships from Winthrop, Charlotte and Miami, Fla.

A shooting guard, Waller averaged 18 points a game and hit almost 40 percent of his 3-point attempts at Niceville, Fla.-based Okaloosa-Walton junior college.

Lett is a 6-9, 240-pound power forward who played alongside Waller.

? Auburn is hoping center Boubacar Sylla can practice Thursday, a school spokesman said Wednesday.

During Tuesday's win over Kennesaw State, Sylla injured his ankle following an attempt at a one-handed dunk. Coach Jeff Lebo said following the game that Sylla will be needed for the Tigers' next game against Alabama State in Montgomery.

After taking a day off of practice Wednesday, the Tigers will resume drills Thursday with hopes of Sylla's return.

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