The talent level of Alabama's talented 2017 class is beginning to come to fruition. After a productive first live period, five of the state’s top sophomores were rewarded with multiple scholarship offers following their weekend play.
Austin Wiley, John Petty, Jamal Johnson, Garrison Brooks, and Alex Reese, the top five prospects in the HoopSeen.com Alabama 2017 rankings, have been very popular the past 24 hours. Georgia extended offers to all five prospects.
Vanderbilt and Kansas State extended offers to Reese Sunday afternoon after a couple of solid performances with Southeast Elite.
Wiley, Petty, and Johnson are a big part of the Alabama Challenge on the EYBL circuit. They all picked up some offers, too.
Florida State was quick to offer Petty Sunday.
Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland reaffirmed Garrison Brooks’ offer from the previous staff. His father was retained on Howland’s new staff.
New Alabama head coach Avery Johnson is beginning his quest to keep the top talent in-state. The Crimson Tide offered Austin Wiley and Jamal Johnson Monday evening. In fact, Johnson is an Alabama legacy, with his father, Buck, playing for Alabama during his college days.
“It's great, I'm just grateful God gave me the opportunity to get looked at by colleges, but I'm not worrying about it right now. I'm just trying to get better,” Jamal said of his Alabama offer.
There are still plenty of scholarship offers that will roll in for these five prospects. These won't be the last ones we hear about.