Starting guard returns to Bama Basketball – Tide 100.9

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Starting guard returns to Bama Basketball – Tide 100.9


The Alabama Crimson Tide remain active in the transfer portal. They also lost several 2023-24 Final Four players to the transfer portal. However, the Tide has some good news in the transfer portal, with Alabama bringing in three guards from the transfer portal and is in the finals for two forwards, Clifford Omorouyi and Jonas Aidoo.

With departures heading to the transfer portal and potentially to the NBA pending Mark Sears’ final decision and Grant Nelson’s decision, Alabama’s roster will look drastically different than April’s Final Four roster. However, not all starters for 2024 will be new.

Alabama starting guard Latrell Wrightsell Jr. is expected to stay with Alabama and play out his final year of college eligibility, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Wrightsell spent his first three seasons of college basketball at Cal State Fullerton before joining Alabama in 2023. In his lone season with the Tide, Wrightsell averaged 8.9 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game and 1.4 points per game. His highest-scoring game came against LSU when he scored 21 points and shot a staggering 6 of 9 from beyond the arc.

Wrightsell was Alabama’s best statistical three-point shooter a season ago. He shot 44.7% from three last season. He also shot 44.6% from the field and was perfect from the free throw line.

His defense is arguably one of the best aspects of his game, and he will be key to Alabama improving over Kenpom’s 111th-ranked defense in 2023-24.

Tide 100.9 is keeping track of the Alabama men’s basketball roster as it moves from the 2023-2024 season to the 2024-2025 season. You can view the tracker here.

Alabama’s Final Four loss to UConn

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Airport sights as the tide heads toward Phoenix

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Alabama advances to its first Final Four

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Alabama’s elite victory over North Carolina in the Sweet 16

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Alabama’s hard-fought victory against GCU

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