The 2023-24 Auburn Basketball Roster Tracker
With several scholarships open and a lot of transfer portal activity, this will be a busy offseason for Bruce Pearl's program. Keep track of it all here.
(Steven Leonard/Auburn Athletics)
Updated: June 9 (new addition)
Roster movement is practically guaranteed in college basketball each offseason. No program is immune to the transfer portal — and teams can practically reinvent themselves in a short amount of time because of it.
Bruce Pearl knows that better than anybody. Two offseasons ago, he rebuilt an Auburn team that finished with a losing record in the COVID year by picking up four players in the transfer portal, along with an elite 5-star freshman. Several months later, the Tigers were cutting down the nets as SEC champions.
Auburn didn’t have the same talent level in 2022-23 than it did in 2021-22, and it took a step backwards in terms of SEC standing and overall record. But the Tigers made it back to the NCAA Tournament, won another first-round game and will finish the season somewhere around the top 30 in the advanced ratings systems like KenPom.
And when Auburn exited the NCAA Tournament in March after a tough second half against No. 1 seed Houston, Pearl could already tell that roster change was coming.
“We will recognize and honor these guys for their contribution,” Pearl said. “I'll be shifting gears now helping, you know, the guys that are going to want to take a look at maybe where their draft status could be. We'll look at that. And, you know, within the next week or two, we’ll get a look at what our roster looks like — if we lose anybody in the transfer portal and begin to rebuild it.”
That process is already underway. Auburn was recruiting players in the transfer portal before it even played a single postseason game, and now it has multiple spots to fill with new departures.
Like we do on the football side of things here at The Observer, here is the Auburn basketball offseason roster tracker. With a much smaller scholarship count, things look a lot different on the hardwood than they do on the gridiron.
But we’ll try to keep this updated throughout the offseason with Auburn’s additions, departures and who they might be trying to land in a busy offseason of work for the staff.
“I'm proud of them, but I also have a pretty high standard,” Pearl said after the Houston loss. “And so I'm grateful, and I want them to feel really good about the fact that they had a good year… I'm proud of this team. But if you know me, I'm on to the next play.”
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