- Greg Ostendorf, SEC reporter
With the signing of Devonta Pollard, Anthony Grant continues to put the University of Alabama on the map in recruiting, and he's after another ESPN 100 prospect in 2013, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a combo guard who's considered one of the best 3-point shooters in the class.
The Canada native already has more than 30 scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country, but he likes the Crimson Tide because of their style of play and the coaching staff.
"I just like the way they play, their up-and-down style, a lot of ball screens and stuff like that," Rathan-Mayes said. "I'm trying to develop a good relationship with Coach (John) Brannen and the coaching staff down there. It's definitely looking like a positive.
2013 basketball recruit Xavier Rathan-Mayes is the kind of long-range shooter the Tide desperately need.