DeSean Murray transfers to Auburn, will sit out 2016-17 season

Auburn has landed Presbyterian transfer DeSean Murray.

Murray, a 6-foot-5 forward, visited the Tigers' campus this weekend. He chose Auburn over Middle Tennessee, which he visited in early April.

"I chose Auburn because it felt like the perfect fit: the team, the coaches, it was just all what I was looking for," he said. "And I really trust the coaching staff with my development, so I just know it's going to be the best move and the right move for me."

Murray was a highly productive player at Presbyterian, and will help Auburn in the frontcourt. He averaged 20.2 points and 7.4 rebounds as a sophomore, earning first-team all-Big South honors and leading the league in scoring.

Murray will have two years of eligibility after sitting out the 2016-17 season.

Bruce Pearl is no stranger to the transfer market, bringing in eight Division I and junior college transfers since taking over at Auburn in 2014.

Murray is also the second transfer to choose Auburn in the last week, joining Houston graduate transfer Ronnie Johnson.