After a tough end to the season, followed by the departures of Tony Mitchell and Charles Hankerson, the Alabama basketball team got some welcome news today. Jimmie Taylor, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Greensboro, Ala., committed to the Tide, according to al.com.
Taylor, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound prospect, averaged 9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.4 blocked shots per game last season for Greensboro East as a junior and established himself as one of the state’s top players, earning First Team All-State honors at the 3A level.Taylor helped lead his Greensboro squad to the 3A state title in 2011 as a sophomore.
Taylor becomes Alabama’s second commitment for head coach Anthony Grant’s class of 2013. The forward will get a chance to compete for a spot on the depth chart. The Tide is thin in the front court with the departure of Mitchell and JaMychal Green, and currently does not have any commitments for the class of 2012.
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