Collin Sexton chooses Alabama over KU

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Despite a visit to Late Night in the Phog last month, highly coveted Class of 2017 guard Collin Sexton announced Thursday that he was headed to Alabama.

Sexton, the No. 7-ranked prospect by Rivals, made his announcement on ESPNU. Sexton picked Alabama over Kansas, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

"Next year I will be going to Alabama," said Sexton, who flashed a basketball with the Alabama logo. "I felt like coach Avery Johnson, he was just a great coach. Everybody down there had very great energy. Communication was great. And they were on me for a long, long time."

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Sexton, one of the top scorers in his class, is expected to sign in the early period, which started Wednesday and ends next Wednesday.

Marcus Garrett, a 6-5 combo guard from Dallas, signed with the Jayhawks on Wednesday.