The Alabama Crimson Tide landed a key late commitment with the news that Devonta Pollard will make…
Pollard Rolls with the Tide
Previous McDonald's honorees were JaMychal Green (2008), Richard Hendrix (2005), Maurice Williams (2001), Gerald Wallace (2000), Jamal Faulkner (1989 transfer from Arizona State), James Robinson (1989), Buck Johnson (1982), Bobby Lee Hurt (1981) and Ennis Whatley (1981).
Alabama, Georgetown, Missouri and Texas were the final four suitors for the two-time Mississippi Dandy Dozen selection. Among the additional 2012 accolades include being named a Parade All-American and the Mississippi Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year. He was awarded team MVP honors in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game held in March.
Consistent scoring, rebounding and shot blocking has been a Pollard trademark. Averaging 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocks as a senior, he recorded a double-double (points and rebounds) in 59-of-60 games the past two seasons.
Explosion from the wing and an offensive presence in the paint area are two attributes the Magnolia State Player-of-the-Year will bring to Tuscaloosa. Pollard dominated the Mississippi Class 3A title game, a 75-65 victory over Booneville, capping his career with a seventh triple-double – 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. So far he is the lone class of 2012 addition for Bama Coach Anthony Grant and the Tide.
Pollard inked National Letters of Intent to the four contending schools on the last day of the regular signing period, May 16th, with intentions of delaying the decision. A 21-day window exists for a school to submit to the conference office to be validated.
BamaMag.com Recommended Stories
9 Players You Must Consider
You must consider these NINE players! You simply must. And while doing so, allow us to tell you about FanDuel's Fantasy Football Championship. You could be one of 100 finalists winning a trip to the…Read More
Giants Strike First In Game One Rout
The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.Read More
Cool Weather Redfishing in Fresh Water
Then it happened. The reel closest to me began screaming and instinctively, I jerked it from its holder, cranked the handle and was re-introduced to the sheer power of a big freshwater redfish.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
Three of earth’s best ingredients combined into one succulent strip. Tailgaters will bow in appreciation.Read More
- **Running thread - A&M at 'Bama visitors [UPDATED]
- Verne said we have a famous kicker.....
- Longest TD run by UA QB since Blake Sims?
- Same coach, same coaches, same players, same fans A&M Recap
- Tonight I am the worlds biggest FSU fan...