On the heels of SG/SF Ar'Mond Davis' signing, it's official for power forward Braxton Key.
It's official I'm a member of the Crimson Tide! I wanna thank everyone who has helped me get to where… https://t.co/pho3JSqBhY— braxton key (@btwice_11) November 11, 2015
Key, the no. 19 forward in the nation and ESPN 100 recruit, held offers from Texas and Vanderbilt. At 6'7", 200 pounds, he's a heavy hitter down low, has a great touch, and adds athleticism to a Tide roster that has been lacking in depth and SEC-caliber starters in the post for a while.
When Key signed in September, he had this to say about an Alabama coaching staff he absolutely adores:
“Next year I’ll be attending the University of Alabama,” Key said. “I really just love the coaches there. Coach Johnson, coach Scott [Posphical], coach [Antoine] Pettway and then coach [Bob] Simon has been recruiting me since freshman year. We go way back. That helps a lot. I feel comfortable with their team.
“It’s just hard to say no to a guy that played in the NBA and won a title and made it to the title game as a coach,” Key said. “If you make it that far you have to know what you’re doing. Playing for coach Johnson is a no brainer for me. He’s a man of God, which is great for me. That’s huge for me".
Welcome to the Crimson Tide, Braxton, and Roll Tide. #BuckleUp