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.
Class of 2024 four-star guard Labaron Philon commits to Auburn
Labaron Philon, a four-star point guard in the 2024 class, committed to Auburn on Friday.
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound junior out of Mobile (Ala.) Baker HS chose Auburn over Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and others.
“I chose Auburn because I felt it was the best school to put me in a great situation, even outside of basketball,” Philon told On3. “I believe coach Bruce Pearl can get me to the next level with the greatness of coaching he has.”
He added: “I would describe my game as a combo guard, one of the top guards in the country that can get it done on both ends of the floor. I can score the ball at will and play on or off the ball.”
He is the second Auburn commit this week following Hudson Catholic (NJ) point guard Tahaad Pettiford.
They join four-star big man Peyton Marshall in Auburn’s 2024 class.
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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.