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Alabama lands former Texas SF Tevin Mack

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After a shortened basketball career in Austin, Tevin Mack has found a new home.

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Texas Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Former Texas Longhorns small forward Tevin Mack will be continuing his basketball career in Tuscaloosa after announcing his transfer to Avery Johnson’s Alabama Crimson Tide.

Mack visited Alabama’s campus on Wednesday. He was also strongly considering Georgia.

A member of Shaka Smart’s debut 2015 class at Texas, the South Carolina native came to Austin as a four-star wing and appears to be a big part of the program’s future. Disciplinary issues derailed that future as a Longhorn after just a season and a half, though.

Mack began his sophomore season sidelined for a violation of team rules and after just 15 games, Mack was again suspended indefinitely in mid-january before ultimately being granted his release from Smart and Texas. In what limited action Mack did see, he led the Longhorns in scoring with 14.8 per game and connected on 39 percent of his threes.

Now joining Avery’s roster at Alabama, Mack will be required to sit next season, per NCAA transfer rules, which won’t allow him to join Johnson’s No. 5-ranked 2017 class that’s currently headlined by the nations top-ranked point guard, Collin Sexton.

Following the 2017-18 season, Mack will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.