As previously reported, Coach Avery Johnson was able to secure the pledge of Alabama Class 7A Player of the Year Dazon Ingram to go with the two early commitments and two transfers:
|Brandon Austin||G||6-5/180||FR||Montgomery, Ala. (Carver-Montgomery HS)||18 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, 1.5 blocks per game|
|Donta Hall||F||6-8/205||FR||Luverne, Ala. (Luverne HS)||23 points, 19 rebounds, 12 blocks per game|
|Dazon Ingram||G||6-5/185||FR||Theordore, Ala. (Theodore HS)||21 points, 11 rebounds, five assists per game|
|Nick King||G/F||6-7/225||JR||Memphis, Tenn. (U of Memphis)||7.2 points 4.8 boards per game as a sophomore at Memphis; Will redshirt.|
|Avery Johnson Jr.||G||5-11/182||SO||Houston, Tex (Plano West/Texas A&M)||13 games played, 18 points scored during his frosh season; Will redshirt.|
Wednesday is the final deadline for players to commit for the 2015-2016 season. Despite this fine group already tallied, the Tide may not be done recruiting for the Class of 2015.
Kobie Eubanks, a 6-5/212 shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Elev8 Sports Institute), has been warming to the idea of playing for the Crimson Tide. He is making an official visit to the Capstone on Monday after a trip to Kansas this past Saturday.
A high-level scorer, Eubanks is aggressive when he has opportunities to get points. He attacks defenders off the dribble, is comfortable pulling up for mid-range jumpers and has good-looking form on his shot. He's a good shooter off the catch from three and has good range on his shot. Eubanks plays well through contact. He's willing to go to the block, where he likes to drop in fadeaways over defenders. He's a legitimate high major prospect.
To sweeten the deal, the 4-star's younger brother is a 4-star 2016 tight end prospect. Nick Eubanks already has a football scholarship offer from Mario Cristobal and looks to be a Tide lean. [That is a package deal I can live with.]
Kobie has also visited Oregon, Texas, Baylor, and Pitt.
Alabama also recently hosted 2015 small forward Dikembe Dixson from West Virginia. The 6-7/190 3-star is also looking at Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi State among others.
James White, a power forward from Arkansas-Little Rock, is a graduate transfer considering the Tide. Last season he averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 27.1 minutes per game in 15 games last season before a stress fracture in his tibia knocked him out for the rest of the year. He has Alabama in his top 5 along with Boston College, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Oklahoma State. He is originally from Jonesboro, GA, south of Atlanta. [UPDATE: White has committed to Georgia Tech.]
In case you missed it, Alabama forward Jeff Garrett announced he will transfer to Northern Kentucky. The move reunites Garrett with former Tide assistant coach John Brannen, who was hired by NKU in April after six seasons next to Anthony Grant. The freshman Garrett redshirted this past season.
Ricky Tarrant has transferred to Memphis and Devin Mitchell to Georgia State. After averaging 13.1 ppg in his only season with the Tide, Tarrant missed the final 14 games of the season due to injury. Mitchell played in 14 games scoring nine points.
Due to these defections, Bama can take as many as two more players.