Spain Park guard Jamal Johnson chooses Memphis over UAB

Jamal Johnson

Spain Park's Jamal Johnson works against the pressure of Hoover's Matt Calhoun at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. (Mark Almond/


A top in-state basketball player is off the board.

Jamal Johnson, a guard from Spain Park, committed to Memphis on Monday night. The 6-foot-4, 170-pound combo guard was a priority target for UAB, having officially visited the school last month.

Johnson averaged 18.1 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game for Spain Park as a junior. His father Buck played at Alabama and in the NBA.

In the national 247Sports composite rankings, Johnson is a three-star recruit, ranked as the No. 152 national prospect and No. 7 prospect in Alabama.

UAB has one commitment under first-year head coach Robert Ehsan in Jacksonville, Fla., point guard Zack Bryant.

UAB had an in-home visit Monday with Hot Springs, Ark., combo guard Exavian Christon. He has offers from UAB and Arkansas State.