Texas transfer Tevin Mack commits to Alabama basketball

Texas transfer Tevin Mack commits to Alabama basketball

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Alabama head coach Avery Johnson signals in during Alabama’s NIT first round basketball game with Richmond, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Alabama has landed a commitment from Tevin Mack, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard/forward who played his first two seasons at Texas, AL.com has confirmed. Mack later posted a “Roll Tide” tweet.

Mack made an official visit to Alabama this week. He will sit this season and have two years of eligibility beginning in 2018. Rivals’ Dan McDonald first reported the commitment.

Mack was recruited by Avery Johnson and Alabama two years ago, but signed with Texas in May 2015. Mack was a four-star recruit and the nation’s No. 58 overall player coming out of Columbia, S.C.

He was released from his scholarship at Texas earlier this year, but was suspended by Texas head coach Shaka Smart in mid-January. Mack followed Smart from VCU to Texas after originally signing with the school.

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Mack scored 14.8 points per game in 15 games with the Longhorns as a sophomore. That led the team. He shot 45 percent from the floor, 39.1 percent from 3-point range. Mack was just a 58.8 percent free throw shooter and averaged 4.8 rebounds.

Mack scored 11 points in 37 minutes in Texas’ 77-68 win over Alabama last season.

Assuming sophomore Braxton Key pulls his name out of the NBA Draft, this would complete Alabama’s scholarship roster for the 2017-18 season.

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Published at Thu, 18 May 2017 02:55:47 +0000