Alabama head basketball coach can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
Five-star basketball recruit Dovonta Pollard committed to play for Grant and the Crimson Tide today after a long drawn-out recruiting process that began with the elite prospect leaning towards attending Mississippi State. That all changed when Rick Stansbury was fired, opening the door for Alabama to woo him to Tuscaloosa. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward from Porterville, Miss. chose Alabama over Texas, Georgetown, Missouri and LSU.
Rivals lists him as the 22nd best player in the country and 7th best player at his position. Mississippi’s Mr. Basketball averaged 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots this season.
Pollard is Grant’s first and only commitment from the 2012 class.