Alabama signs Memphis forward/guard transfer Nick King

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Memphis transfer Nick King has signed to play for Alabama.

New Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced the signing of the forward/guard on Wednesday, the second signee since his hiring in April.

King will sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and then have two years of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pounder averaged 7.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last season for Memphis.

Johnson says he likes King's ''experience and savviness on the court, along with his versatility.''

King was ranked among the nation's top 50 prospects by several recruiting services coming out of high school.

Johnson had already signed Alabama's Mr. Basketball, Dazon Ingram, out of Theodore High School.

Starting guard Ricky Tarrant has left the Tide and is transferring to Memphis.

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