Alabama lands former top 50 recruit

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Alabama has landed a former top 50 recruit, as Daniel Giddens announced on Sunday that he will be transferring into the program to finish his collegiate career.

“After much thought and prayer, I have decided to attend The University of Alabama,” Giddens wrote on twitter.

Giddens averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 boards and 1.5 blocks in just over 18 minutes as a freshman with Ohio State this past season before opting to leave the program.

As a senior in high school, Giddens was the No. 51 recruit in the country, according to Rivals. He played for Oak Hill Academy as a senior and was a part of the same AAU program that sent Ben Simmons and Antonio Blakeney to LSU.

He’ll have to sit out the 2016-17 season, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017-18.