Kareem Canty will also visit USF

Updated: April 21, 2014, 1:47 PM ET
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com

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.

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Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY SportsKareem Canty averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game for Marshall last season.

"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..


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