New Alabama head coach Avery Johnson landed a quality addition to his 2015 recruiting class Monday afternoon, as four-star shooting guard Kobie Eubanks announced that he’ll be attending the SEC school. News of Eubanks’ commitment was first reported by Scout.com.
The 6-foot-5 Eubanks, who attended Elev-8 Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this year, was originally a Baylor signee before reclassifying to 2015 and ultimately de-committing from the program in late November. Eubanks took four of his five available official visits before coming to this decision, taking trips to Oregon, Texas and Kansas in addition to Alabama. Eubanks, who played his grassroots basketball for the E1T1 program in Florida, visited Alabama in mid-May.
“Kobie Eubanks is a quality late pickup for Alabama and gives Avery Johnson a guard who can come in and be productive right away,” NBC Sports recruiting insider Scott Phillips said. “Eubanks is a capable scorer with the ability to hit shots and attack the rim.”
That production will be key, as the Crimson Tide have to account for the loss of their top scorers from a season ago. Forward Shannon Hale (8.2 ppg) and guard Retin Obasohan (6.9 ppg) are the team’s leading returning scorers heading into the 2015-16 campaign.
Eubanks is Alabama’s fourth commitment in the Class of 2015, joining Brandon Austin, Donta Hall and Dazon Ingram. Alabama also added two transfers in former Texas A&M guard Avery Johnson Jr. and former Memphis forward Nick King.