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Samford transfer forward Achor Achor sets official visit to Auburn

Grant Grubbsby:Grant Grubbs05/05/24


Samford transfer forward Achor Achor has scheduled an official visit to Auburn next week, per On3’s Joe Tipton. Achor spent two seasons with the Bulldogs.

Achor played and started in all 33 games for Samford in the 2023-24 season, averaging career-highs of 16.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 58.6% from the field and 43.5% from beyond the arc.

For his efforts, Achor was named a member of the All-Southern Conference First Team. It was a major step forward for Achor, who only averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest in the 2022-23 season while shooting 33.3% from 3-point range.

Of course, growth is nothing new to Achor. The 6-foot-9 forward began the first two years of his collegiate career at Chipola College, where he helped the program reach NJCAA Final Four both seasons.

In his second season with the team, Achor averaged 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, nearly doubling his averages from his debut campaign. Achor initially entered the transfer portal on May 1.

Achor Achor played high school basketball at Greenforest McCalep Academy (GA), where he was an unranked prospect in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Achor is listed as the No. 32 overall player and No. 6 power forward in the transfer portal in On3’s Transfer Portal Player Rankings. If Achor commits to Auburn, he will be the second player the program has landed this offseason.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire

The On3 Transfer Portal Instagram account and Twitter account are excellent resources to stay up to date with the latest moves.

Auburn lands commitment from fellow All-SoCon star

On April 12, former Furman guard JP Pegues committed to Auburn. Pegues spent three seasons with the Paladins.

This past season, Pegues averaged career-highs of 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game while shooting 42% from the field and 36.2% from beyond the arc. For his efforts, Pegues was named an All-Southern Conference First Team member.

Pegues’ best game of the season came against Western Carolina when he erupted for a season-high 35 points. Less than 10 days prior, Pegues also lit up Samford for 33 points. Pegues isn’t a one-season pony.

In the 2022-23 season, Pegues averaged 11.9 points, 3.7 rebounds rebounds and 3.9 assists per game to guide the Paladins to their first league title since 1980. The 6-foot-1 guard was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship.

Pegues played a limited role in his debut campaign with the program, posting 3.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.