Auburn basketball inks Dylan Cardwell

AUBURN, Ala. – Dylan Cardwell, a 6-foot-10, 225-pound center, signed a National Letter of Intent with the Auburn basketball program, head coach Bruce Pearl announced Monday.

Cardwell is a four-star center by Rivals and three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN. He is rated as the 125th-best player nationally in the 2020 class by Rivals and 151st by 247Sports.

Cardwell, a native of Augusta, Ga., played two seasons at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (Va.) before transferring to McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga. for his final season.

“I’ve always tried to recruit mobile big men because of the way we play,” Pearl said. “Dylan brings size, speed, athleticism and versatility to his position on the court. His work ethic, character, love of family and the desire to be at Auburn will really fit into our locker room and our culture.”

As a junior, Cardwell averaged 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 68 percent from the floor.

On the AAU circuit, the mobile big man played for Athletes of Tomorrow. Cardwell averaged 6.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game during the Nike EYBL circuit.

At the 2019 Peach Jam, he averaged 5.2 points, seven rounds and 2.5 blocks per contest.

Following the addition of Cardwell to the 2020 signing class that features five-star guard Sharife Cooper, four-star forwards Chris Moore and JT Thor, as well as four-star guard Justin Powell, the Tigers hold a consensus top-10 class nationally.