One of Alabama’s best basketball players will stay in Tuscaloosa.
Jeff Goodman reports John Petty has removed his name from the transfer portal. The sharp-shooter will return to Alabama for his junior season.
Petty initially decided to leave Alabama once news broke that Avery Johnson would not longer coach the Crimson Tide. A day after Nate Oats was announced as Alabama’s next head coach, the former Buffalo Bull convinced Petty to stick around for another year.
Oats still has more work to do. Kira Lewis Jr., Dazon Ingram and Daniel Giddens also entered the transfer market after Johnson’s termination. If Oats can keep them all in the fold, Alabama should present quite a challenge to the SEC in 2020.