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Tyler Harris Transferring to Auburn

Tyler Harris announced that he will transfer to Auburn University for his final season of eligibility.

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Harris made it official on Friday by simply tweeting the hashtag #WarEagle. Harris will receive his bachelor's degree from Providence College this Sunday and will use his final season of eligibilty right away at Auburn. The connection to Bruce Pearl made Auburn an early favorite once Harris made it public that he intended to seek a new school as a graduate transfer after the Friars' 2014-15 concluded.

Harris started his career at NC State where he played sparingly before transferring to Providence after his freshman season. After sitting out the 2012-13 season, per NCAA tranfer rules Harris jumped right into the Friar starting lineup and was one of four Friars to score in double figures on the way to a Big East Championship, the school's first since 1994. That season also was Providence's first trip to the NCAA Tournament in a decade. Harris averaged 10.8 points/game and 4.6 rebounds/game during 69 career games in a Friar uniform, starting 47 of those games. This season he was moved to a 6th man role by Ed Cooley to provide experience and a scoring spark off the bench.

Harris joins an Auburn squad that finished 15-20 on the season during Pearl's first in command. The Tigers lose some scoring punch in Antoine Mason and KT Harrell but Pearl has three 4 star recruits signed to join the fray for next season along.