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Kiss impressed with Auburn after weekend visit

Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Conn.) transfer Peter Kiss will visit Rutgers next weekend.
Jeffrey Lee/AuburnSports.com

AUBURN | Peter Kiss has a good feel for Auburn, and he should. The freshman transfer spent the weekend in Auburn on an official visit, his first official visit since declaring plans to leave Quinnipiac University after one season and a coaching change.

“It went really well,” Kiss said of his Auburn visit. “I love the campus, and the basketball facilities are incredible. I love the setup with the weight room being next to the practice floor. I also checked out some academic buildings and met with some academic advisors. All around, it was a great visit.”

Kiss also had the opportunity to meet extensively with the Auburn coaches. He spoke with Bruce Pearl, and spent a lot of time with associate head coach Chuck Person and assistants Harris Adler and Steven Pearl.

“I love the coaching staff,” Kiss said. “They are great. I love everything Coach (Bruce) Pearl, Coach Adler and Coach Person were talking about.”

Kiss, due to transfer rules, will have to sit out next season and then have three years to play at his new school. Whether or not the new school is Auburn has yet to be decided, but the Tigers made an impression over the weekend.

“It was a great overall visit,” Kiss said. “They jumped right to the top of my list, not right to the top, but I’m definitely considering them. It was a great visit and I love the coaching staff and the facilities.”

Kiss has taken an unofficial visit to Seton Hall and will be at Rutgers next weekend on an official visit. He’s also considering visits to Oklahoma, Rhode Island and St. John’s.

Kiss plans to announce his decision before the school semester ends in May.

Kiss, who is listed at 6-foot-5 and 190 pounds, averaged 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a freshman.