With the off-season in both football and basketball taking hold in Tuscaloosa, Alabama head men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson hopes to upgrade the Crimson Tide’s talent level on the recruiting trail.

Garrett Tucker from hoopseen.com appeared on the Gary Harris Show to provide an update on Alabama’s basketball recruiting.

One notable target that is on Alabama’s radar is forward John Petty out of Huntsville. According to Tucker, Alabama and Kentucky are the favorites for Petty.

While Alabama has experienced serious issues in recruiting and developing NBA caliber talent this decade, Tucker stated that the primary selling points Avery Johnson is using in recruiting Petty are ample playing time and Johnson’s prior coaching experience in the NBA.

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