The Alabama Crimson Tide basketball program has landed their first comment in the Class of 2018 and it's a good one.

Avery Johnson is building a strong foundation in recruiting that the basketball program hasn't seen in years, and now he only adds to that resume.

Despite losing a player like Terrance Ferguson, who is now a first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he's bounced back with a freshman guard in Collin Sexton and John Petty.

If Sexton decided to be one and done, the Crimson Tide are set at the point guard position for the following year landing four-star point guard Jared Butler out of Riverside Academy in Reserve, LA. Butler had seven offers from other programs including Texas, Baylor, USC, Virginia, and Wichita State.

"I'm headed to the University of Alabama and I picked them because I talk to God a lot and my family a lot and we've spent months and days talking and it seemed like the best situation and the best people," Butler said to's Evan Daniels. "I love them a lot and they love me."

Coach Johnson and the rest of the Alabama basketball program responded to the news that Butler was headed to Tuscaloosa.

Butler is the No. 75 overall and is ranked No. 14 at his position in the 2018 class. During the spring, he played on the Nike EYBL circuit for the Mississippi Express where he averaged 13.6 points and 4.4 assists.


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