Class of 2012 small forward Devonta Pollard (#27) was the top unsigned prospect left in the senior class coming in to today, but the Mississippi native is the latest top-75 player to come off the board as he committed to Alabama moments ago.
The McDonald’s All-American chose the Crimson Tide over Georgetown, Missouri and Texas and signed four national letters of intent May 16. With the post-dated letters of intent, there’s a window to turn them into the clearinghouse.
Because of this, he doesn’t have to sign a non-binding financial aid agreement so Pollard’s national letter of intent should bind him to Alabama.
Pollard is a guy with great athleticism and length and is a terrific finisher. He is very good in transition and is great above the rim. He is also able to finish with both hands and has a good pull-up jumper in the mid-range game. Pollard is a great shot-blocker as well for a wing and impacts the game on the defensive end. However, one of the biggest things he can improve on is his perimeter shooting. He can develop better range from beyond the three-point line and become more consistent from outside.
The 6’8, 192-pound wing is the lone commit in the class of 2012 for Alabama head coach Anthony Grant. The Crimson Tide are chasing after another top-75 prospect in class of 2012 power forward Montrezl Harrell (#74), another guy that’s one of the highest rated unsigned prospects in the senior class.