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Alabama Basketball’s Roster: What’s Next for the Crimson Tide?

Breaking down Alabama's current roster while examining the Crimson Tide's transfer targets.

The transfer turnstiles are churning in college basketball, and that’s led to a busy offseason for Alabama.

A slew of draft departures and transfers have left the Crimson Tide with just five scholarship players — Charles Bediako, Nimari Burnett, Noah Gurley, Darius Miles and Jahvon Quinerly — from last year’s roster. Of that bunch, Quinerly will likely miss the first half of the season while rehabbing from a torn ACL. Meanwhile, Burnett has yet to play a game for Alabama after missing all of last season with a knee injury of his own.

Alabama added Ohio transfer Mark Sears this offseason and is also bringing in a five-person signing class including SI99 members in small forward Brandon Miller (No. 11 overall), point guard Jaden Bradley (No. 16), forward Noah Clowney (No. 55) and shooting guard Rylan Griffen (No. 58) as well as highly-rated JUCO forward Nick Pringle.

Factoring the incoming signing class, Alabama currently has 11 players on scholarship — two under the NCAA limit of 13. Here’s a breakdown of where things stand for the Crimson Tide at the moment as well as a look at a few transfer targets.

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 Current projected starting lineup

Ohio Bobcats guard Mark Sears (1) drives to the basket against LSU Tigers forward Darius Days (4) during the second half at Pete Maravich Assembly Center
Nimari Burnett
Noah Gurley
Alabama Crimson Tide center Charles Bediako (10) dunks the ball during the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center.

Current projected bench

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Noah Clowney
Alabama basketball signee, Nick Pringle

Transfer targets

Oregon State Beavers guard Jarod Lucas (2) passes the ball against the Colorado Buffaloes at the CU Events Center.
Boise State Broncos guard Emmanuel Akot (14) dunks against the Memphis Tigers in the second half during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Moda Center.
Davidson Wildcats guard Michael Jones (13) shoots the ball during the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Wichita State Shockers guard Ricky Council IV (4) dunks on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the second half at Fifth Third Arena.