New Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Avery Johnson has finally landed his first recruit since taking over as for the fired Anthony Grant.

Dazon Ingram re-commits, becomes Johnson’s first recruit

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It hasn’t taken Avery Johnson long to settle into his new digs at Alabama.

The new hoops head coach officially has his first commit in guard Dazon Ingram, CollegeBasketballTalk reports. Johnson was named the new Crimson Tide head coach earlier this month.

What makes Ingram’s decision to attend Alabama more interesting is that he had previously de-commited from the school and re-open his recruitment about a month ago. Although he had signed scholarship papers in the fall the Theodore High School senior had yet to sign a letter of intent.

Following the news that Alabama had fired previous coach Anthony Grant — a move that reportedly “shocked” Ingram — he annoucned that he was going to re-open his recruitment.

The program’s retainment of assistant Antoine Pettway, with whom Ingram is familiar, probably plays a heavy hand in his decision to re-commit, if there is such a thing. However it still speaks well for Johnson that Alabama’s Mr. Basketball chose to rock a red-and-white jersey next year.

Johnson is already off to a good start wearing the head coach’s cap in Tuscaloosa, with reports that season ticket sales soared since his arrival at a rate that could erase a deficit in sales from the previous two seasons. Having a star prospect for the fans to watch surely adds to the excitement of a new season under a new regime.

Ingram averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists per game in his senior campaign.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Mike Brantley/mbrantley@al.com

CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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