Alabama's Grant signs prep point guard

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - New Alabama coach Anthony Grant has his
first signee.

Grant announced the signing of point guard Ben Eblen from
Melbourne, Fla., on Wednesday. Eblen initially signed to play for
Grant at Virginia Commonwealth but was granted a release from his
scholarship after the coach left to take over the Crimson Tide

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder helped lead Florida Academy to a 25-1
record last season. He averaged 10 points, eight assists and four

Grant said Eblen brings skill, selflessness and competitiveness
to the team.

Eblen will join the Tide's four fall signees, guard Charvez
Davis and forwards Chris Hines, Shawn Kemp Jr. and Tony Mitchell
next season.