Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jeff Garrett has signed to play basketball for Alabama.

From the Gadsden Times....

TUSCALOOSA — Former Gadsden City standout Jeff Garrett has signed to play basketball for Alabama.

Alabama men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant said in a university release Monday that the 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward had signed a National Letter of Intent with the Crimson Tide.

Garrett, who originally is from Gadsden, played the 2013-14 season at Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar, Fla.

As a senior at Oldsmar Christian, Garrett averaged 18.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, four assists and two blocks per game.

Prior to joining Oldsmar Christian, Garrett averaged a double-double for Gadsden City. He averaged 14.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game for the Titans as a junior.

Garrett was a member of The Gadsden Times’ All-Etowah County first team for 2012-2013 season.


So, at one point, Gadsden City had potentially 3 D-1 prospects on the same basketball team. Garrett and the others all transferred out, including Rakim Lubin (UConn signee), and 7'0" rising senior Trey Kalina (uncommitted as of yet)....

10 comments:

DJC said...

Jackson Davis is set to announce tomorrow afternoon. He was probably our top target in the late signing period, It's between Bama, Butler, and Rice. He also reportedly had an offer from Vandy, and was being recruited by Florida late. He cancelled his visit to Florida shortly after our last in-home visit, and moved up his announcement, so I am hopeful. He's from Lexington, so you would think being the only SEC finalist works in our favor.

crimsontider said...

It's really close between us and Butler. I really hope we get him. There are also rumors that Tony Pujol has been let go, which would appear to be true based on him removing all affiliation with UA from his twitter account.

finebammer said...

we cut loose an asst. in a critical recruiting period??

DJC said...

All indications are that Jackson Davis is going to Butler. I noticed late in the season that Pujol and Grant seemed to butt heads a few times, not sure if any of that is related to him apparently leaving. I have no problems with making some staff changes after the worst season in decades.

crimsontider said...

Missing on Davis hurts. We had the last visit, and all indications are that he had a great time. Up until yesterday, I thought we were going to get him. Grant and Brannen couldn't finish. It's been three years and we still have not found anybody to replace Jamychal Green.
FB: I wouldn't worry about losing Pujol during the recurring period. Brannen and Pettway are the assistants that do most of the recruiting, anyway. One things for sure, CAG really needs to make a great hire in replacing him.

finebammer said...

ok. we're chasing a "big time" recruit. our "top target". in the weeks and days leading up to signing day, we can an asst. coach.


our "top target" goes elsewhere.


i'm sure it's just coincidence.


look, no question he needs to shake things up. but other programs are already calling him a lame duck. this could have happened at a better time, after the late signing period.


just sayin'.

Alex said...

With Kentucky bringing back nearly their entire team and adding in a few more 5 star recruits I expect that the SEC next year will again be Kentucky + Florida and the rest. Hopefully we can land somewhere in that 3-6 range.

crimsontider said...

Well considering it hasn't been announced yet, my guess is that they have been waiting until after the late signing period to announce this.

finebammer said...

yep. folks next season are gonna wish UK's roster was one-and-done.

finebammer said...

ct, if we know, it's common knowledge.