Avery Johnson spoke to the media on Wednesday afternoon at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa site of the 2017 SEC Spring Meetings in Miramar Beach, Florida. He has generated an increased interest in the Alabama basketball program his first two seasons. The Tide faithful has reason for optimism as the incoming 2017 recruiting class is ranked sixth nationally by Scout.com.
On Wednesday, Scout's basketball recruiting team -- Evan Daniels, Brian Snow and Josh Gershon -- updated the 2017 top 100. With changes in the player rankings there are changes in the team rankings. Kentucky sits at No. 1, while UCLA and Arizona round out the top three.
Crimson Tide basketball is banking on an infusion of talent from the 2017 signing class. Three of the incoming prospects appeared in the Alabama-Mississippi HS All-Star Classic held in Montgomery on Friday evening.
Several of the nation's top high school players announced their commitments on Thursday. Here is a look at how those big additions shook up the top 25 classes in the country.
November 10, 2016
Alabama is used to recruiting success, but usually it doesn't involve a round ball. On Thursday Avery Johnson showed he can compete with anybody on the recruiting trail.
November 9, 2016
Alabama basketball received good news Friday afternoon as 2017 prospect Galin Smith verbally pledged a commitment to the program. The 6-9, 225 pound front court player chose the Crimson Tide over the Green Wave of Tulane.
October 8, 2016
PonyStampede breaks down the September recruiting activity in American Athletic Conference basketball.
October 6, 2016
Avery Johnson hit the daily double on Thursday. First Alabama native Herb Jones committed, then four-star forward Alex Reese made his announcement for the Crimson Tide.
October 6, 2016