Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

Five-star guard Terrance Ferguson announced his commitment to Alabama on Monday.

A 6-foot-7 wing from Prime U (Texas), Ferguson chose the Crimson Tide over a long list of schools that included Kansas, Louisville, Baylor and North Carolina.

Ferguson is one of the most entertaining players in the 2016 class. Ranked No. 14 in the ESPN 100, he is a long and athletic perimeter prospect with deep range on his outside jumper. He was one of four high school prospects representing USA Basketball at the U19 world championship earlier this summer, playing the fourth-most minutes on the team, while also averaging 11.7 points per game on the Under Armour AAU circuit with MWA Elite this spring and summer.

New Alabama coach Avery Johnson made Ferguson a priority from the moment he took the job in April, conducting his first in-home visit with Ferguson -- which the recruit said in the spring was an "honor." Johnson has deep ties throughout the basketball scene in Texas, and those connections helped Johnson make inroads so quickly with Ferguson.

Ferguson's commitment comes one day after five-star guard Mustapha Heron reportedly pledged to SEC rival Auburn.

Ferguson is the first member of Alabama's 2016 class.