Posted by Jeff Borzello
Arguably the best high school player in the history of Alabama has decided to stay home.
Trevor Lacey, the top guard left on the board, committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference at his school. Word leaked out about an hour before the announcement that he would sign with the Crimson Tide.
"I just signed with the University of Alabama," Lacey said, putting on an Alabama hat.
Lacey is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from S.R. Butler (Ala.) who led his high school team to three consecutive state championships. He averaged 31.4 points and 8.0 rebounds last season, putting up at least 40 points on 10 separate occasions.
He chose the Crimson Tide over Kansas, Kentucky, Auburn. Despite being pursued by some of the biggest powers in the country, the pull of his home state was just too much in the end.
"I felt like it was home," Lacey said. "I had a great relationship with coach [Anthony] Grant and the players."
Lacey was one of the best scorers at the prep level the past few years. He has outstanding range on his 3-point shot, and has shown the ability to make contested jumpers with defenders in his face. Lacey can take defenders off the dribble and knock down mid-range shots or get to the rim and finish. He’s far more effective when playing off the ball, but is difficult to stop when he gets going.
He joins a very solid recruiting class that also includes top-100 prospects Levi Randolph and Nick Jacobs, as well as Rodney Cooper and Moussa Gueye.