Auburn relying heavily on Harrell for turnaround

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn guard KT Harrell brings some competitive fire to a struggling program.

The
former Virginia player was a spectator for one of the Tigers' worst
seasons in school history because of NCAA transfer rules.

Now,
coach Tony Barbee will rely on him to replace some of the scoring lost
with the graduation of Frankie Sullivan and the defections of guards
Jordan Price and Brian Greene Jr.

Harrell says “all the pressure goes away when you step on the floor.”

Barbee
calls Harrell “an ultimate competitor.” Forward Allen Payne says
teammates even have to pull Harrell away from the ping pong table in the
locker room “because he'll break paddles and stuff like that.”

Harrell averaged 8.0 points as a Cavaliers freshman but left in December 2011 as playing time dwindled.