COPY-Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears transfers to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Former Rutgers guard Jerome Seagears is transferring to Auburn.

Auburn coach Tony Barbee announced the signing of Seagears on Wednesday. Auburn is petitioning the NCAA for Seagears to be eligible to play next season.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound junior left Rutgers after coach Mike Rice was fired.

Seagears averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 assists last season. He played in all 31 games and started 19, scoring a career-high 21 points at Connecticut.

He also started 25 of the final 26 games as a freshman, when he averaged 7.7 points.

Seagears is the third Rutgers player to leave since Rice's firing.

Guard Eli Carter has signed with Florida and swingman Mike Poole decided to go to Iona.

Seagears is Auburn's sixth signee. The Tigers are coming off a 9-23 season.

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