AU names new assistant basketball coach - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

AU names new assistant basketball coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn basketball coach Jeff Lebo his hired former South Carolina assistant Ken Potosnak.

Potosnak, whose hiring was announced Tuesday, spent three years with the Gamecocks under Dave Odom after eight seasons with Furman.

Lebo praised his new hire's recruiting contacts in the Southeast and nationally.

He helped bring a top 20 recruiting class to South Carolina that included All-SEC guard Devan Downey.

He also landed future Auburn star Quan Prowell while at Furman, where he signed several other all-Southern Conference selections internationally.

Potosnak began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Wake Forest then spent five years as an assistant with The Citadel.

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