Transferred from Xavier (La.) University and is a walk-on at Alabama ... was able to practice with the team last season but could not suit up for games due to NCAA transfer rules ... in his lone season at Xavier (La.), he averaged 11.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks a game ... helped team to Gulf Coast Athletic Conference title and a final ranking of No. 4 in the nation ... earned a spot on the NAIA Academic Honor Roll.
A two-year letterwinner at Walton High School under head coach Joseph Goydish ... averaged 9.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots as a senior in 2011-12 ... had single-game highs of 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks vs. Chapel Hill HS ... earned the "Raider Award" (student character award).
Born on Sept. 13, 1993 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... son of Byron and Elvenyia Gobson ... has one brother, B.J. ... majoring in general business.