Francis Aihe will continue to play his college ball in the southeast part of the country next season. Aihe, a sophomore from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL, will be an Auburn Tiger next season according to Santa Fe Community College Head coach Chris Mowry.
Aihe, (SO) 6-foot-9 (215) from Winter Haven, FL, averaged 8.8 ppg, 5.5 rebounds and close to four blocks a game this season. Francis swatted away 100 shots this past season. Francis visited the Auburn campus this past Monday and Tuesday. He signed with the Tigers on Wednesday.
"Offensively, he shoots the ball well from 15-17 feet and hit five three-pointers this year but that's probably at the outer ends of his range right now," Mowry told AuburnSports.com. "He's got a nice right-hand hook in the low post and good spin moves but he's probably a little more comfortable facing the basket right now."
Santa Fe Community College finished the season at (21-7).