Alabama lands Texas transfer Tevin Mack

In News by Blake Lovell

The good news continues for Alabama head coach Avery Johnson after receiving a commitment from Texas transfer Tevin Mack.

Mack confirmed reports via Twitter:

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.

Lovell’s Analysis:

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.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.