Five-star SF Terrance Ferguson backs off Alabama pledge and reopens recruitment

Terrance Ferguson, one of the top shooters in the 2016 class, has opted to reopen his recruitment and decommit from Alabama.

Five-star wing Terrance Ferguson backed off a pledge to Alabama on Tuesday, Dallas (Tex.) API coach Ray Forsett informed Scout.

"He's opening  back up his recruitment just based off of him losing his grandmother a month ago," Forsett told Scout. "He wants to make the right decision. He's very much still interested in going to Alabama, but he wants to pray about it and make sure he's making the right decision."

Ferguson, a 6-foot-7 sharp shooter, had committed to Alabama on August 17th. He also took an unofficial visit to their campus this past weekend. 

While there have been questions pertaining to his academics, Forsett told Scout that Ferguson is good academic standing and taking the appropriate courses.

"He's taken classes from an approved school and we think he should be to be fine from the standpoint," he said. "He's done his part." 

Ferguson has had a decorated career with USA Basketball that includes Gold Medals in 2013 with the U16 team, in 2014 with the U17 team and this past year with the U19 team. 

Ferguson, who has been selected to participate in the Nike Hoop Summit and the McDonald's All-American game, is regarded as the No. 13 prospect in the 2016 recruiting class. 

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