July 1, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - University of Alabama head men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced the signing of Carl Engstrom to a National Letter of Intent for the upcoming season. A 7-foot-1, 250-pound center, Engstrom hails from Ystad, Sweden.
“We’re very excited about the addition of Carl to our program and the University of Alabama family,” Grant said. “Carl brings great size and physicality to our incoming class and will be a very welcomed addition to our frontcourt. He comes from a very athletic family and is passionate about learning the game and competing and the highest level of collegiate basketball.”
Engstrom is a member of the Swedish U20 national team and will compete with the squad in this month’s European Championships. Last season, as a member of Sweden’s U18 squad, he averaged 4.1 points and 6.0 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.