Eubanks picks Alabama

Kobie Eubanks informed Scout that he has signed with Alabama. Why did he go with the Crimson Tide? Eubanks breaks it down.

It's been a long process for Kobie Eubanks, a four-star prospect out of Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev-8 Prep Academy. But on Monday, Eubanks found his college home.

"I have waited a long time to make this decision," Eubanks said. "First off I want to thank God, my family and my coaches at Elev-8 for helping me. I'll be attending the University of Alabama."

“It’s a great school with great academics,” Eubanks told Scout. “The program is on the rise. It’s in a conference that I like. I was sold on the vision and passion of coach Avery [Johnson]. I’m excited to go there and be a leader and be a part of the organization. I’m exciting to be apart of coach Avery’s first recruiting class.

What stood out about Johnson to Eubanks?

“His passion for the game and the fact that he played in the NBA and coached for a numerous amount of years,” he said. “I can see his drive and what he wants to do at University of Alabama and how much he wants to change and build a powerhouse.”

Originally, Eubanks committed and signed with Baylor as part of their 2014 recruiting class. But due to transcript issues reclassified to 2015 and reopened his recruitment. Since reopening his recruitment, Eubanks was recruited by a wide range of schools and took visits to Texas and Oregon.

A 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard, Eubanks ranks No. 63 overall in the 2016 class and No. 19 at the shooting guard position. Eubanks averaged 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists a game at Elev-8 last season.

“The way coach Avery envisions it is, he wants to run different styles of previous teams in the NBA, which will fit my style of play, especially with him running plays around the guards. He wants to play fast paced and get up and down and get up shots.”

With Eubanks decision in, Alabama's 2015 class extends to four prospects. He joins three-star recruits Danta Hall, Brandon Austin and Dazon Ingram.

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