Alabama Signs Three Hoops Players

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has signed three players to national letters of intent, including the younger brother of three-year starting point guard Ronald Steele.

The signees, announced yesterday, include guard Andrew Steele and forwards JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell.

Green is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward out of Montgomery's St. Jude High School and is a two-time Class A Player of the Year.

He was the state tournament MVP in 2005 and averaged 23 points, 15.7
rebounds and seven blocked shots as a junior.

He is rated as the nation's No. 7 power forward prospect by, and the No. 25 player overall.

Andrew Steele is a senior at Birmingham's John Carroll Catholic High School. rated him as the No. 8 shooting guard in the Class of 2008.

The 6-3, 195-pounder was recruited in both basketball and football and chose basketball. He was a finalist for Class 5A Player of the Year in 2007 after leading John Carroll to the state championship final en route to a 31-6 final basketball record.

Mitchell is a 6-6, 190-pounder from Swainsboro, Ga., who was ranked the nation's No. 5 small forward prospect by

He averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots as a junior. Mitchell was named the 2007 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AA player of the year.

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