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Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama after Auburn lands Mustapha Heron

Another five-star prospect in the class of 2016 is off the board.

USA Today

Remember Sunday when we said the SEC was already growing thanks to Bruce Pearl at Auburn?

That hire may have helped lead to Alabama going after a big-name coach when they landed Avery Johnson this year, and now it's the Crimson Tide who have landed a five-star prospect.

One day after Auburn landed five-star wing Mustapha Heron, Alabama has responded by landing five-star guard Terrance Ferguson.

For much of his recruitment, Kansas was viewed as the favorite for him, but a recent visit to Alabama had the Crimson Tide gain momentum leading up to Ferguson's commitment.

Ferguson, 6-6 shooting guard, chose the Crimson Tide over the Baylor Bears, Kansas Jayhawks, Louisville Cardinals, and North Carolina Tar Heels among a host of other big-time scholarship offers. The Tulsa (OK) native plays his high school ball for Prime Prep Academy in Texas.

24/7 Sports ranks Ferguson as the No. 9 overall prospect in the class of 2016. Ferguson had a great summer with the USA U19 team in Greece, where he led the team in three-pointers and three-point percentage en route to the team's gold medal.