Alabama Basketball Lands Four-Star SF Braxton Key
First-year Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson continues to build one of the nation's top recruiting classes for 2016. On Wednesday, he added another ESPN Top 100 player in small forward Braxton Key.
The 6-foot-8 Nashville native, who will be playing for Oak Hill Academy this season, announced his decision to attend The University of Alabama over Kansas, Texas, and Vanderbilt.
Key is ranked No. 66 overall on ESPN, No. 59 overall on 247Sports, and No. 71 overall on Rivals.
"I have a great relationship with (Johnson)," Key said via ESPN. "He was a player and coach in the NBA and knows what it takes to get there. I am also very comfortable with assistant coach Bob Simon, who has been recruiting me since I was in ninth grade when he was at Providence."
Alabama's class of 2016 now consists five-star Terrance Ferguson, four-star Ar'Mond Davis, and Key, which is the fifth-best class in 247Sports' composite rankings. Avery Johnson is still targeting five-star center Marques Bolden out of Texas, who has Alabama among his final seven schools.