Tide Turns Alabama's Way

Albert Weber ended the drama on Monday night. The 6-3 shooting guard out of Durham (NC) Mount Zion is headed the SEC.

Two weeks ago, 6-3 shooting guard Albert Weber backed out of his commitment to Alabama. During that time, he took official visits to both Connecticut and Arkansas. On Monday night, Weber returned to his commitment roots and picked the Tide.

"It's going to be Alabama," Weber said. "I wanted to see what else is out there. The thing I really liked was that the coach at Alabama waited and let me weigh my options. They never put any pressure on me. It's close to home, and my family can see me."

Once Weber backed off his commitment to the Tide, two major programs quickly realized his value and got him onto campus, a testament to his abilities on the hardwood.

Now, Alabama has one of the top recruiting classes in the SEC. Last year, Mark Gottfried recruited frontcourt players. This year, with an emphasis on the backcourt, he brought in three Top 100 guards in Weber, Ronald Steele and Glen Miles.

"They were talking about me and Ronald Steele being in the backcourt. We'll have a pretty nice backcourt and a frontline that will be pretty deep. We'll be able to make a nice run in the tournament."

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