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HOOPS - Commits now signees

Five-star center Austin Wiley signed a National Letter of Intent with Auburn Wednesday morning.
Five-star center Austin Wiley signed a National Letter of Intent with Auburn Wednesday morning.

AUBURN | Bruce Pearl began the day with three commitments. Auburn's third-year coach will end it with three signees.

Five-star center Austin Wiley, four-star point guard Davion Mitchell and four-star forward Chuma Okeke each have signed a National Letter of Intent to Auburn.

The three signed with the Tigers Wednesday morning, the first day of basketball's early signing period.

Wiley, who stands 6-foot-10 and weighs 245 pounds, is the headliner of the class. Rivals.com ranks Wiley, the son of former Tigers Vickie Orr and Aubrey Wiley, the No. 16 player in the 2017 class.

Mitchell, from Liberty County, Ga., is ranked the No. 41 player by Rivals. Okeke, a 6-foot-7 forward from Westlake-Atlanta, is No. 55.

The group entered Wednesday ranked No. 3 in the country. It is Auburn's highest-ranked class in the Rivals.com era.