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Michelle Lepianka Carter, Associated Press
Alabama guard Andrew Steele, right, is blocked by Auburn's Willy Kouassi (50) and Kenny Gabriel (22) during an NCAA college basketball game at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn coach Tony Barbee calls Kenny Gabriel the Tigers' "stat sheet stuffer."

The versatile Gabriel is known for high-flying dunks and is tied for second in the Southeastern Conference in blocked shots. He's also No. 2 on the team in 3-pointers and steals.

He'll play his final home game for Auburn (14-15, 4-11 Southeastern Conference) on Saturday against LSU.

The 6-foot-8, 209-pound Gabriel has been the top player for struggling Auburn this season, mainly because he plays so many roles.

He posted Auburn's first triple double against Bethune-Cookman on Jan. 2.

Teammate Rob Chubb says Gabriel's 3-pointers and dunks are often momentum-shifters that get the crowd and the team going. Chubb says Gabriel "can jump out of the gym."