According to numerous reports, Ikey Obiagu, a 5-star 2017 Center and one of the top 20 players in the nation will visit Alabama this weekend. He will likely be one of a group of prospects visiting the Tide as Coach Avery Johnson continues to reshape the team roster with young talent.
By Stan J. Griffin: August 17, 2015
New University of Alabama head men's basketball coach Avery Johnson continues to quickly and dramatically change the complexion, while enhancing the skill level of the Crimson Tide hoops roster.
This continued Monday as Johnson, named the Tide's coach back in April, snared another talented weapon who should fit in quite well with his "buckle your seatbelt" style.
Terrance Ferguson, a five star prospect who has starred at Prime U (Texas), and is touted as the No. 11 prep player in the country according to 247Sports, verbally committed to continue his academic pursuits and hoops career at The Capstone. He is ranked No. 14 in the ESPN 100.
With the latest announcement of the addition of Avery Johnson Jr. (in addition to the 3 HS signees) and several departures via either graduation or transfer, the Tide will certainly look very different next season even if nothing else were to change, but that doesn't appear likely as Coach Avery Johnson has stated on several occasions that he wants to fill the roster this coming season. That means that another move or two are likely left to come. With that in mind, let's take a look at who might fill those spots?
At the moment Coach Johnson appears to have cast a wide net to find suitable prospects this late in the process, but there are some interesting names available and some that appear to be listening to the former NBA coach of the year.
Among them include:
2015 SG, Kobie Eubanks (6-5, 185) a 4 star prospect by most services, who is considering Alabama, Kansas and West Virginia;
2015 SF, Dikembe Dixson (6-7, 190) an athletic 3 star prospect by most services, who is considering several teams, but just had a visit with Alabama and seemed to really enjoy it;
X-fer C/PF, Willy Kouassi (6-10, 215) a former 4 star/top 100 player that started his career at Auburn before transferring to Kennesaw State;
X-fer C/PF, Alonzo Nelson-Odoba (6-9, 235) an athletic inside player that has reportedly been in contact with Coach Johnson.
New names seem to be appearing almost daily, so there appears to be little doubt that we haven't the last name or the last roster addition for the Tide.