Kareem Canty will also visit USF

ByJeff Goodman ESPN logo
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, hours after giving coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn a verbal commitment, has decided to visit South Florida before making a decision.

"After speaking with my family, I need to really consider where I'm going to spend the next three years," Canty told ESPN.com on Sunday morning. "I do really like Auburn, but I need something to compare it to so I am going to visit South Florida before making my final decision."

Canty, who averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game last season, committed to Pearl and his staff while on a visit to the school on Saturday night.

Pearl, who spent the past two seasons as an ESPN analyst, took over for Tony Barbee after being fired following a successful six-year run at Tennessee in which he led the Vols to the NCAA tournament in all six seasons.

Auburn finished 14-16 last season under Barbee. The Tigers lost their leading scorer, Chris Denson.

South Florida recently hired Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua to replace Stan Heath.