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Jemison 5-star guard John Petty commits to Alabama

Huntsville, Ala. ( John Petty is the newest member of Alabama basketball's star-filled, homegrown 2017 recruiting class.

The five-star Mae Jemison shooting guard and reigning Mr. Basketball chose the Crimson Tide over Kentucky during halftime of tonight's season opener against crosstown foe Huntsville. He joins Pelham forward Alex Reese and Hale County guard Herb Jones as in-state players to commit to coach Avery Johnson.

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