Jeff Garrett from Oldsmar, Fla., signed his letter of intent to play for the Alabama men’s basketball team Monday, the school announced.
Garret, originally from Gadsden, but played the 2013-14 season at Oldsmar Christian School in Oldsmar, Fla. He is a 6-foot-7, 210-pound small forward. 247 Sports ranks him as a three-star athlete and the No. 28 prospect in Florida.
He had offers from South Alabama, Murray State, College of Charleston and Duquesne. He’s a late pickup for the loss two players, Algie Key and Carl Engstrom, who left the program at the end of the season.
Coach Anthony Grant planned to fill out his roster through recruiting, so he’s looking for one more player.
Garrett joins point guard Justin Coleman, guard Devin Mitchell and forward Riley Norris in the recruiting class for the coming season.
Garrett averaged 18.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game last season. He was a standout at Gadsden City High where he earned 2A first-team all-state honors in 2013. During his junior season, Garrett averaged 14.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
Alabama baseball player Thomas Burrows of Florence was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Burrows made three pitching relief appearances last week and picked up three saves.
Burrows closed out three of the four wins last week. He saved the game against UAB and out both wins in the Tennessee series.
Former Alabama and Decatur great Rolando McClain says his NFL playing days are over again. Read more here.
The Crimson Tide is about to get a lot of money with a huge multimedia rights deal. Read more here.
The Peach Bowl announced that it’s bringing back the name Peach Bowl. The title sponsor, a Southern chicken joint, is part of the name not the whole name now.
I hate it when sponsors take over the name. It takes away from the region and what the bowl is trying to honor.
The first stop of the Crimson Caravan is Tuesday in Huntsville. Tickets are still available.