Monday, June 22, 2015

Kobie Eubanks Commits to Alabama

Avery Johnson and his staff landed a good one today as Kobie Eubanks, a 4 star guard/forward from Ft. Lauderdale, has committed to Alabama. Eubanks becomes the fourth player in the 2015 class to join the program along with Dazon Ingram, Donta Hall and Brandon Austin, along with Nick King and Avery Johnson, Jr, transfers who will sit out this upcoming season.

In the wake of disappointing news earlier that 2016 star guard Josh Langford committed to Michigan State, landing a 4 star player this late in the 2015 recruiting cycle - a 4 star player who chose Alabama over programs such as Kansas and Oregon - is very good news. Even better news is that Eubanks fills a need for the 15-16 team. Depth at guard is sparse, and Eubanks will have a chance to compete for minutes as a result. Evan Daniels of Scout.com tweeted: "This is a quality pick for Avery Johnson. Kobie Eubanks is a 6-5 wing scorer. Strong, tough, has a mid-range game & will even post." 

Originally a member of the 2014 class, Eubanks committed to Baylor out of high school. But issues with his transcript arose, and Eubanks reclassified for 2015. He attended Elev-8 Prep Academy last season where he averaged 24 pts, 7 rebs and 4 assists. Assuming Eubanks is good to go academically, his addition to the 15-16 roster is a positive for a team that, on paper, lacks a lot of scoring punch. Hopefully, Eubanks can jump right in once he arrives on campus.


6 comments:

Drifter said...

Eubanks will give us a sluggers chance this season.

Murray NA said...

One thing Golden State demonstrated was, you don't have to be tall to win championships. I hope our players are shooting hundreds of shots everyday. These are skills they can work on without an organized practice. Get busy, that's an order!

Drifter said...

http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2015/06/malik_rose_responds_alabama_job_2015.html

256Bradley said...

a team full of shooters n high flyers I can live with it. u know how many SEC games r decided by 5 points or less. a extra shooter should help us win those 50/50 games. last year we had alot of shooters no enough makers hopefully AJ n da new talent can fix dat

Murray NA said...

I agree and look how many games could have been won just making a few extra free throws. Championships are won now during the off season.....players have to workout on their own or they will never improve. I hope AJ drives that point home.

Msmilie said...

Avery Johnson announced today on the SEC Teleconference that he hopes to add one more player to the roster this summer. He mentioned that they would like to add a 5th year transfer wing player. Give Avery credit for his aggressive recruiting approach. He doesn't seem content to write this first season off in the name of rebuilding. Trying to stock as many bodies as possible.