Joe Lunardi is the expert of all experts when it comes to college basketball. He like many others, have recently made their way too early brackets for the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Alabama lands at a #1 seed, and Lunardi also had them 2nd overall in the entire field. The expectations will be high for this new squad for the Crimson Tide, following a historic season for the program lead by 2nd year head coach Nate Oats.
Former Alabama basketball star Donta Hall, took on a new challenge Wednesday night as he made his debut for the Orlando Magic. Hall signed a 10 day contract on April 13th. This is now his third appearance on an NBA roster after first playing for the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors. Hall finished his debut with 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 1 steal.
Former 5-star guard in the 2020 recruiting class has transferred to Alabama from Texas Tech. Nate Oats hauls in another 5-star McDonald's All-American, making it a three headed monster in the back-court. Burnett joins the other All-Americans on the Crimson Tide with, Jahvon Quinerly and 2021 recruit J.D. Davison. This is now the second addition to the 2021 roster this week for Oats.
Nate Oats and Alabama seem to be the favorites to land former 5 star Nimari Burnett. Burnett has entered the transfer portal after one season with Texas Tech. The 6'4 guard would add to a dynamic back-court to pair up with Jd Davison who is also a 5 star in the 2021 class.