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Four-star PF Keon Ambrose commits to Alabama

Coach Oats landed a big fish.

NCAA Basketball: SEC Basketball Tipoff Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Coach Nate Oats got big news today with the commitment of four-star 6’8” power forward Keon Ambrose.

Ambrose is the #79 prospect in the 2020 class according to 247 sports. Considering the dearth of frontcourt depth on the current roster, Ambrose is a huge get.

From 247’s Evan Daniels:

“I picked them because they are the best choice for development and can get me to the next level,” Ambrose-Hylton said. “They take decent players and get them to the next level. Like at Buffalo and with Herb [Jones] just hearing about the teaching of the game and how much they care about their players.”

Ambrose-Hylton, a standout at Andrews Osborne Academy, said ultimately his decision came down to Alabama and NC State, although Arkansas, Dayton and USC were also in his top five. Ambrose-Hylton took official visits to all five schools.

Ambrose is Alabama first commitment in the 2020 cycle.

Welcome, Keon, and Roll Tide!