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#3 ranked JUCO prospect Keon Ellis commits to Alabama

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The 6’5” four-star scorer is a huge pull for Nate Oats.

As CB969 told you earlier, Florida Southwestern G Keon Ellis had planned to commit today, and Alabama was considered his leader. The somewhat expected good news is in.

Coach Nate Oats was always aggressive on the juco market at Buffalo, and his strategy of ensuring that there are always some mature players on the roster seems to be holding firm. Ellis is a sharpshooter, tossing in 40% from three according to NJCAA and 53% overall, plus 80% from the free throw line. He totaled 18 points, four rebounds and two assists per contest.

Ellis is the latest in a line of long guards pursued by Oats, similarly sized to high school commit Josh Primo. Nate has expressed some frustration at the lack of depth on the roster this season, and appears determined to ensure that he has plenty of guys who can run and shoot.

Congratulations and welcome aboard, Keon.

Roll Tide!