Nimari Burnett, a five-star prospect in the Class of 2020, announced Thursday that he would transfer from Texas Tech, where he had an up-and-down freshman season, and join the Alabama basketball program. 

Burnett, a McDonald’s All-American and five-star prospect from Chicago, chose Texas Tech over Alabama, Michigan and Oregon in May 2020. But he struggled in the early season at Texas Tech and announced on January 7 that he would leave the Red Raiders and enter the NCAA transfer portal.

He had narrowed his possible transfer destinations to six schools: Alabama, Illinois, Oregon, Vanderbilt, USC and Auburn.