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Avery Johnson Jr. to play at Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will play for his father at Alabama.

First-year Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son is switching Southeastern Conference schools. The younger Johnson has three years of eligibility remaining and will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules.

The Alabama coach says he is "thrilled as both a coach and a father" to have the guard join the program, praising his son's character and skill-set.

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