Jaylen Forbes, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Florence, Miss., announced on his social media account that he has made a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama basketball program.

Forbes is rated as the No. 2 prospect in Mississippi and the No. 100 prospect nationally by 247Sports. He was offered by Alabama in June and chose the Crimson Tide over Kansas State, UAB and other offers


“First and foremost, I would like to thank the man above for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love,” Forbes said on his Twitter account. “I would also like to thank my mom and dad for always pushing me to be great at whatever I do, and my family for always supporting me. To all the coaches that have ever coached me and all the teammates I’ve ever played with, I thank  y’all…

“The process has been a great one! With that said, I will be furthering my education and taking my talents to…THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA.”

Forbes is Alabama’s second commitment, joining 6-foot-5 Juwan Gary of Columbia, S.C. UA also had an earlier decommitment from Florida forward Diante Smith, who is exploring other options.

The early signing period begins in November.