Breaking: Alabama Basketball Lands Four-Star Forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton

Tyler Martin

Four-star forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton has committed to the University of Alabama. He chose the Crimson Tide over USC, Arkansas, NC State, and Dayton.

"Their style of play, development, and coaching staff was big," Ambrose-Hylton told Rivals. "I just felt comfortable talking with Coach Oats about everything."

Ambrose-Hylton is the first commit in the Class of 2020 for first-year head coach Nate Oats. 247Sports rates him as the 13th best power forward in the nation. Rivals lists him as the 99th best player, nationally, in this class. 

Alabama was able to get Ambrose-Hylton’s final official visit between the final five schools at the end of October, where he was able to take in a Crimson Tide football game against Arkansas.

“I had a very good time spending my time with Coach Oats and Coach Bryan (Hodgson) and the rest of the coaching staff,” Ambrose-Hylton told 247Sports. “Getting to see the good facilities and environment and the vibe and wave of the football and basketball team, seeing all that, it was really impressive.”

Standing at 6-foot-8 and 200 pounds, the lanky Ambrose-Hylton can stretch the floor with his athlectism, rebound at a high level, and score at the rim exceptionally well. 

During this past summer in the Nike EYBL circuit, Ambrose-Hylton averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 17 games of action.

As a native Canadian, Ambrose-Hylton played for Team Canada in the U19 FIBA World Cup last summer, too. He came off of the bench in four games, averaging 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds. 

This story will be updated as more information comes in.