TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama added a 3-point shooting ace to its roster Monday.
Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the signing of graduate transfer Corban Collins from Morehead State.
Collins, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, graduated last December, making him immediately eligible to play in 2016-17.
“We had a great time getting to know Corban and his family over the weekend and they will fit right in with our basketball family,” Johnson said. “Corban is a terrific young man, a good teammate and fills a need for us in terms of someone who can really score the basketball. He is familiar with the SEC having played in the conference already and I expect him to have a seamless transition to our program.”
Collins, a native of High Point, N.C., took a visit to Tuscaloosa this weekend.
Originally a member of the 2012 recruiting cycle, Collins spent his first season at LSU. He averaged just 2.6 points per game, but shot 46 percent from 3-point range with the Tigers.
Collins spent this past season at Morehead State where he averaged a team-high 11 points, 2.5 rebounds and three assists per game while shooting 42 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. He was named Second Team All-OVC after starting in 28 of the team’s 30 games.
Johnson and his staff hope Collins can bring instant offense, particularly with his shooting, to an Alabama backcourt that lost two of its top scorers in Retin Obasohan and Arthur Edwards, who was a graduate transfer on last year’s team.
“I’m very excited to get started and get to work,” Collins said. “I look forward to working with my teammates, coach Johnson and the rest of the coaching staff. I’m excited to be a part of the Crimson Tide family.”