Monday, August 23, 2010

Ex-Longhorn Varez Ward Transferring to Auburn

Posted by CoHoops Paul Seaver

The Auburn men's basketball program has been in the news the last week in regards to once expected players, as well as future Tigers.

Auburn, which is now directed by first year head coach Tony Barbee, received the verbal commitments of 2011 recruits Bernard Modena and Willy Kouassi last week. However, that was followed by the news that the team has lost both Luke Cothran and Shawn Kemp Jr. for 2010 due to non-qualifying issues.

Although, it is has begun to appear as if Auburn might have a tough time in the SEC in 2010-2011, Barbee's second season as head coach seems to be getting brighter.

Varez Ward is the newest addition to the program after rumors have surfaced he is transferring from Texas to Auburn.

Ward tore his quadriceps tendon early in the season at Texas this past year in what seemed to be a freak pre-game accident. After Ward sat out nearly the entire season, Texas received a commitment from incoming freshman Cory Joseph and that just may have pushed Ward to look elsewhere.

He did and he has found a new home. Ward was granted a medical hardship and will have three years of eligibility remaining at Auburn.

Ward should be a great addition to Auburn's program once he is fully healthy and eligible.

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