One of the best point guards in college basketball entered the transfer portal late last month. Alabama point guard Kira Lewis considered a transfer from the Crimson Tide after head coach Avery Johnson was fired.
Alabama and Johnson agreed on a buyout. After four seasons in charge of the Crimson Tide, Johnson was let go last month.
Lewis was one of a handful of Crimson Tide players who considered leaving the program after Johnson’s exit.
However, with the hire of Nate Oats, those players had a major decision to make: transfer from Alabama or play for one of the best young coaches in the country.
On Monday afternoon, Lewis made his decision.
He’s coming back.
“After carefully weighing all my options and discussing and praying about this important decision with my parents, I have officially decided to remain at the University of Alabama,” Lewis wrote on Twitter.
— Kira Lewis Jr. (@Mr_Lewis3) April 8, 2019
He lead the Crimson Tide in scoring during the 2018-19 season with 13.5 points per game. The star freshman also led the team in assists, with 2.9 per game.
Lewis was the No. 9 point guard recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 39 player in the class overall.
He offers a massive boost to Oats’ first season as the Tide’s head coach.