Highly recruited former Christ Presbyterian Academy basketball player Braxton Blackwell committed to Alabama on Wednesday.
Blackwell, who was The Tennessean’s Midstate Player of the Year as a junior in 2014-15, transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., for his senior season. It was there that he made his announcement.
Blackwell, a two-time Class AA Mr. Basketball award recipient, is a four-star recruit and the No. 38-ranked player nationally and No. 8 among small forwards, according to 247Sports.
The 6-foot-8 Blackwell, who averaged 20.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists a season ago, has helped guide CPA to a Class AA state championship, two semifinal appearances and a combined 103-10 record over the past three seasons, garnering a pair of player of the year awards in the process.
Blackwell, who helped lead the Lions to a 32-5 record in 2014-15, had scholarship offers from more than 20 Division I programs, including Kansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas and Vanderbilt.
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