2013 hoops star Taylor commits to Alabama 

May, 11, 2012
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Early on, the University of Alabama basketball staff made local big man Jimmie Taylor a priority for the 2013 class. UA head coach Anthony Grant recruited him right away, and his efforts paid off on Friday when Taylor committed to the Crimson Tide.

“I wanted to get my recruitment over with,” Taylor said shortly after making his intentions known. “With Alabama, I enjoy the coaching staff. I like them a lot. Their style of play fits me and it’s close to home, so I figured I could benefit from going to Alabama.”

Taylor, the cousin of former Tide star Erwin Dudley, named a top three of Alabama, Louisville and Vanderbilt on Wednesday before ultimately choosing UA. He once had Georgetown and Kentucky among his top schools.

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