The good news continues for Alabama head coach Avery Johnson after receiving a commitment from Texas transfer Tevin Mack.
Mack confirmed reports via Twitter:
ROLL TIDE ??? https://t.co/yT6ZDcz4bg
— Tevin (@Tmack1k) May 18, 2017
He’ll have to sit out the 2017-18 season due to the NCAA’s transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility remaining once he steps on the court.
Mack averaged 14.8 points per game this past season for the Longhorns. However, he was suspended indefinitely in January for a violation of team rules.
Avery Johnson was high on Mack when he initially recruited him in 2015. He’s an extremely talented player that can score the ball night in and night out.
As long as none of the issues that popped up at Texas pop up at Alabama, Johnson has himself a guard that will step in and contribute right away.
Considering that 5-star freshman Collin Sexton is likely a one-and-done player, that’ll leave a tremendous void that will need to be filled in Tuscaloosa once he departs for the NBA.
Grabbing Mack is a big step towards feeling that potential void heading into the 2018-19 season, and it’s yet another reason to believe that this Alabama basketball program isn’t going backward anytime soon under Johnson.
Although this might be “the year” for the Crimson Tide, adding Mack should give fans plenty of confidence that things will keep running smoothly even after this season.