Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Auburn lands Class of 2024 big man Peyton Marshall
By ADAM ZAGORIAPeyton Marshall, the 6-foot-11, 4-star Class of 2024 big man from Marietta (GA) Kell, committed to Auburn on Friday.
Ranked the No. 48 player in the Class of 2024 by 247Sports.com, he also considered Missouri and Penn State.
He is the latest Atlanta-area native to join the Tigers, following Jabari Smith, Sharife Cooper, Isaac Okoro and Chuma Okeke.
“I chose Auburn because simply it felt like the place to be,” Marshall told On3. “I feel like I have the best opportunity of getting my game to the next level and reaching my fullest potential with them. Also just the college feel, it felt like home. All the people were nice and welcoming up there.”
Marshall visited in September with fellow 2024 prospects Tahaad Pettiford and Ace Bailey.
“It was fun, man,” Marshall told On3. “I got to see what everything was like. I’d be there a couple of times for camps and stuff. But to actually go in there and see the dorms, see how they practice. The part that stood out the most the community. I was walking around and people were dapping me up saying ‘War Eagle’ and all of that so it was pretty cool. It felt welcoming. (Bruce Pearl) is a really nice guy. On the court, when you’re watching him coaching, screaming at his players, but off the court he’s a really nice man.”
Auburn recently signed 4-star guard Aden Holloway in the Class of 2023.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.