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.