J’Von McCormick: 3 things to know about the Auburn basketball guard

Bryce Houston
Montgomery Advertiser

AUBURN, Alabama — The Auburn Tigers basketball team is currently on a tear to start off the 2019-2020 season. One major factor in the team's latest successes is senior point guard J’Von McCormick

Here's some basic information on McCormick:

  • Height: 6'0
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Previous College: Lee College (Texas)
  • High School: Mayde Creek

Here are a few things to know about the senior point guard.

J'Von McCormick scored 9 points in 65 seconds 

The streaky guard is known for his 'pass-first' mentality, but in one 18-point game against Lehigh, McCormick went unconscious from beyond the arc. 

During the final five minutes of the game, McCormick went on a tear, hitting three 3-pointers in a span of 65 seconds. McCormick's nine-point surge took it from a 10-point Auburn lead to 17 points.

"This year, it's his team," Bruce Pearl said of McCormick on SEC Network after the game. 

McCormick: 'I have a big chip on my shoulder'

Nov 26, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Auburn Tigers guard J'Von McCormick (5) shoots the ball over Richmond Spiders forward Souleymane Koureissi (2) in the first half of the Roman Legends Classic at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

McCormick didn't receive the scholarship offers he wanted at the end of his high school career, so he attended Lee College (JUCO) in Baytown, Texas.

During his two year stint at Lee College, Mccormick averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 assists (2nd in the country) and 5.3 rebounds per game.

"I have a big chip on my shoulder from just not being looked at as I should coming out of high school," McCormick said. "I feel like people overlooked me."

McCormick earned Auburn basketball's Sixth Man Award

After Auburn finished the 2019 season with a historic NCAA Tournament run, the Tigers held their 30th annual awards banquet at the Auburn Arena.

McCormick earned the Sixth Man Award after averaging 4.1 points, 1.4 assists, 0.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game in 39 games off the bench. The junior shot 53 percent and averaged 5.9 points per game during the Tigers' 12-game winning streak and Final Four appearance.

Auburn had a record of 24-3 when McCormick played at least 10 minutes on the floor.

"I'm a pass-first player," said the guard. "Score when I need to. And defend."

Bryce Houston is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @B_ryce8

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