Alabama signs Ohio transfer point guard Mark Sears

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Ohio point guard Mark Sears has transferred to Alabama after averaging nearly 20 points a game last season.

Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats announced the signing of Sears.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference performer who was a finalist for the Lou Henson Award given to the nation’s top player at a mid-major program.

Sears averaged 19.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game last season.

A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, he shot 40.8% from 3-point range and 88.5% from the free throw line.