Alabama Rumors & News

  • 4-star guard Kobie Eubanks not cleared by NCAA, not enrolling at Alabama

    Alabama "The top-rated player in Alabama's most recent recruiting class will not play for the Tide. Four-star guard/wing player Kobie Eubanks was not cleared by the NCAA and will not enroll at Alabama. "We are disappointed for Kobie and his family," Tide coach Avery Johnson said in a statement...." August 20

  • 5-star guard Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

    SB Nation "Avery Johnson has reeled in a huge recruit in his first offsesaon as head coach at Alabama. Terrance Ferguson, a five-star shooting guard out of Dallas, committed to Johnson and the Crimson Tide on Monday, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. Ferguson was one of four high school players to make..." August 17

  • Avery Johnson Jr. will Transfer to Alabama

    Roll Tide "Alabama men’s basketball head coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son and former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will officially join the Crimson Tide program. Johnson Jr., who will have three years of eligibility remaining, will sit out the..." July 07

  • Sources: Avery Johnson offers Malik Rose job on his staff at Alabama

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Alabama coach Avery Johnson has offered former San Antonio Spurs teammate Malik Rose a special assistant to the head coach position, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rose is considering the offer to join Johnson's staff, and is expected to make a decision over the weekend,..." June 25

  • Avery Johnson's contract with Alabama includes hefty bonuses

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Avery Johnson isn't coaching in the NBA anymore, but you wouldn't know that by looking at his salary. The University of Alabama compensation committee approved Johnson's contract Wednesday, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NCAA despite never having coached college basketball...." June 24

  • Alabama Basketball Snares a Big 2015 Commit from Kobie Eubanks

    Roll Bama Roll "After much hemming and hawing and speculation, 4-star Kobie Eubanks made his official announcement that he will play basketball for Avery Johnson's Crimson Tide in 2015. The 6-5/212 shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Elev8 Sports Institute), is a consensus 4-star and rated in the Top 100..." June 23

  • Avery Johnson says he would have probably landed NBA coaching job if he had waited

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans native Avery Johnson acknowledged earlier this week that if he had waited until after the NBA season ended, he would have probably landed a coaching job in the league. Instead, Johnson took a college head coaching job at Alabama after signing a six-year contract in early April that..." June 20

  • Avery Johnson Jr. to transfer, join father at Alabama

    Alabama "Avery Johnson was a regular at Texas A&M basketball games last season, watching and observing his son, Avery Jr., from the crowd while also conducting informal coaching and strategy sessions with Johnson Jr. at places such as local restaurants. Johnson will now get to work much closer with..." May 09

  • Former Alabama forward headed to UTPA for final season of eligibility

    College Basketball Talk "In four seasons as a member of the Alabama basketball program 6-foot-6 forward Dakota Slaughter didn’t see a lot of playing time, as he averaged 6.2 minutes per game in 2014-15 and 4.5 throughout his three seasons on the court after redshirting in 2011-12. With a season of eligibility remaining..." May 03

  • Nick King transferring to Alabama

    ESPN "Memphis transfer Nick King is headed to Alabama, he told ESPN.com. King, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 season. He chose the Crimson Tide over SEC rivals Ole Miss and Arkansas, while UNLV, Miami and others were also in the..." April 27

  • Alabama transfer Ricky Tarrant picks school

    Alabama "Alabama is in pursuit of a Memphis transfer, preparing to host ex-Tigers small forward Nick King on an official visit this weekend. Memphis, meanwhile, has added to its roster with a transfer from Alabama. Point guard Ricky Tarrant told ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis Monday that he will transfer to..." April 20

  • Georgia State hoops picks up Alabama transfer

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Devin Mitchell, a transfer from Alabama, has committed to play for Georgia State’s men’s basketball team. Mitchell, a 6-foot-4 guard, is a former standout at Collins Hill High School. He averaged 0.6 points in 5.4 minutes per game as a freshman last season with the Tide. Georgia State..." April 19

  • Former Alabama coach Anthony Grant returns to Florida as assistant

    Sporting News - NCAAB "One of Billy Donovan’s best friends is coming home to Gainesville. Anthony Grant, who worked alongside Donovan for 12 seasons, is returning to Florida as an assistant coach. He replaces Matt McCall, who was named the coach at Chattanooga. It’s fortuitous timing for Grant, who was fired last..." April 13

  • Johnson, Alabama lose G Tarrant to transfer

    Covers.com "Junior guard Ricky Tarrant will transfer after just one season at Alabama, the school said Friday. Tarrant, who transferred from Tulane after the 2012-13 season, averaged 13.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19 games last season. He suffered a season-ending foot injury in..." April 11

  • Avery Johnson said Alabama needs 'a couple of one and dones'

    Alabama "It's a topic that divides college coaches. Recruit players who could go pro a year later? Not everyone likes one-and-dones, but new Alabama coach Avery Johnson certainly doesn't mind the idea. "I absolutely love it," he said. Alabama hasn't had a player taken in the NBA draft since 2008,..." April 09

  • Alabama hires Avery Johnson

    CBS Sports "Former NBA coach Avery Johnson has reached an agreement in principle to coach the Alabama Crimson Tide, a source told CBSSports.com on Sunday afternoon. A formal announcement is expected soon." April 06

  • Monday was a good day in Alabama's serious pursuit of Gregg Marshall

    Alabama "Gregg Marshall may wake up Tuesday morning and decide that he simply can't leave the good thing he has going at Wichita State for the good thing he could build at Alabama. Unless and until he reaches that conclusion and announces it to the world, Alabama has reason to believe it's still in the..." March 31

  • Report: Alabama will make offer to Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall

    SI "Alabama athletic department officials are ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to current Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, according to Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Crimson Tide officials aim to make a hire to replace former coach Anthony Grant and to match Auburn's..." March 23

  • Promising forward Jimmie Taylor, other young players noncommittal about future at Alabama

    Alabama "The answer was essentially the same from each young player I talked to after Alabama's NIT win over Illinois on Tuesday: They will assess their future at Alabama once the Tide hire a replacement for the recently fired Anthony Grant. The most notable of the players to be noncommittal about his..." March 18

  • Alabama fires head coach Anthony Grant

    USA Today "Alabama has fired men's basketball coach Anthony Grant after six seasons, the school announced Sunday afternoon. Grant's Alabama teams went 117-85 (.579), including two NIT appearances (2011 and 2013) and one NCAA appearance (2012). "This has been a very difficult decision, as I have the..." March 16

  • Alabama starting forward Shannon Hale to miss rest of season

    Alabama "Alabama sophomore forward Shannon Hale will miss the rest of the season due to a foot injury he suffered against South Carolina last week, coach Anthony Grant announced Monday. Hale will undergo surgery Friday. The injury further depletes an Alabama team already playing without starting..." March 03

  • Alabama expected to get one key guard back for Vanderbilt game

    Alabama "Alabama head coach Anthony Grant did have some good news on Friday. Grant said he thinks junior guard Retin Obasohan, who missed the last two games with a hand injury, will be available for Saturday's 7 p.m. home game against Vanderbilt. It's likely that junior Ricky Tarrant, Alabama's..." February 14

  • Banged up Alabama could be without three players for Tuesday’s game

    College Basketball Talk "When Alabama travels to Mississippi State on Tuesday night, the Crimson Tide could have an especially depleted lineup as three players could be out for the SEC game. An AP report said on Monday that guard Ricky Tarrant will miss his fourth consecutive game with a right leg injury. Also doubtful..." February 10

  • Christophe Varidel ends college career, will not play at Alabama

    CBS Sports "Christophe Varidel, who was a member of Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 team in 2013, announced Friday that his college career is ending because of injuries that have prevented him from participating in workouts since he enrolled at Alabama last May. Varidel is a graduate transfer. He was..." October 20

  • Dazon Ingram commits to Alabama over UAB

    Alabama "Dazon Ingram, one of the state's top basketball prospects, verbally committed to Alabama on Monday night. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Theodore High School picked the Crimson Tide over UAB, Wichita State and Houston. He took official visits to all four schools and really enjoyed a visit to..." October 14

  • Charles Barkley reveals why he almost transferred to Alabama in 'Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt'

    Alabama "Charles Barkley was not always in love with the idea of playing at Auburn. In the upcoming SEC Network documentary "Bo, Barkley and The Big Hurt," the Auburn legend reveals he nearly transferred to Alabama after a brief falling out with coach Sonny Smith. The SEC Storied documentary will debut..." August 09

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Alabama guard Retin Obasohan undergoes successful ankle surgery

    Greenfield Reporter "Alabama coach Anthony Grant says guard Retin Obasohan has undergone successful surgery on his left ankle. Alabama said in a news release that the arthroscopic procedure was performed Friday by Dr. Norman Waldrop at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. The release didn't include any recovery..." July 13

  • Georgia Tech receives Alabama basketball transfer Nick Jacobs

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Georgia Tech basketball team has landed its third transfer of the offseason. Friday, it was former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. At Alabama, the 6-foot-8 Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds this past season before taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team in..." June 06

  • Alabama forward Nick Jacobs released from scholarship

    Alabama "Alabama forward Nick Jacobs, who ended the previous season on a leave of absence, was released from his scholarship Tuesday. "We want to thank Nick for his contributions to our program the past three seasons," Alabama men's basketball coach Anthony Grant said in a university release. "We wish..." May 14

  • Alabama gets a 2015 commitment from forward Donta’ Hall

    247 Sports "Alabama basketball has landed its 2nd commitment in the 2015 class with Luverne (Ala.) PF Donta' Hall pledging to the Tide. Hall. The 6-foot-9, 210-pounder is the Tide's second commitment in the 2015 class. "I'm real comfortable with the coaches. They've been talking about how if I came up..." April 26

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  • Former Alabama player Devonta Pollard receiving interest from Kentucky

    College Basketball Talk "There may not be a more intriguing JuCo recruit in the country than Devonta Pollard. When he left high school in 2012, Pollard was a five-star, top 25 recruit that was pursued by some of the biggest programs in the country. He ended up at Alabama, where he averaged just 3.9 points and 3.1..." April 17

  • Louisiana State 68, Alabama 56

    ProSportsDaily "Shavon Coleman recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Tigers downed the Crimson Tide in the second round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Tim Quarterman chipped in with a career-high 12 points while Johnny O'Bryant III added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for LSU..." March 14

  • LSU is equipped with a renewed sense of urgency against Alabama

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There are game plans to master, along with trends and tendencies to get familiar with as LSU and Alabama get ready to meet at the SEC Tournament. There's something else that looms a little more important for both teams, though, at different levels. The 7th-seeded Tigers (18-12) and 10 seed..." March 13

  • Alabama's Trevor Releford, Shannon Hale land on All-SEC teams

    Alabama "Wrapping up a big senior year, Trevor Releford was honored by the SEC on Tuesday. Though he fell short of the player of the year award, the Alabama guard was named to the first-team all-league. He averaged 18.8 points a game as the driving force behind the Crimson Tide all season. The..." March 11

  • Alabama 83, Arkansas 58

    ProSportsDaily "Trevor Releford scored 24 points and the host Crimson Tide ended the Razorbacks’ six-game winning streak with a dominant first half. Shannon Hale added 18 points off the bench for Alabama (13-18, 7-11 SEC), which held the Razorbacks (21-10, 10-8) to one field goal in a nine-minute span of the..." March 09

  • Kentucky 55, Alabama 48

    ProSportsDaily "Julius Randle had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the host Wildcats defeated the Crimson Tide to halt a two-game losing streak. Kentucky (22-8, 12-5 SEC) boasted a 41-27 rebounding advantage – including 15 offensive boards – to overcome a woeful 32.7 shooting percentage. The Wildcats were just..." March 05

  • Alabama 73, Auburn 57

    ProSportsDaily "Levi Randolph had 24 points and nine rebounds to help the Crimson Tide win their third straight at home. Trevor Releford contributed 16 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals for Alabama (12-17, 6-10 SEC). Retin Obasohan added 13 points off the bench for the Crimson Tide. KT..." March 02

  • Mississippi 79, Alabama 67

    ProSportsDaily "Jarvis Summers scored 20 points and the host Rebels fought off a second-half comeback to halt a four-game losing streak. Martavious Newby had 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench as Mississippi (17-11, 8-7 SEC) handed Alabama its 14th consecutive loss away from home and 11th straight..." February 27

  • How bad is college basketball in Alabama? Let me count the ways

    Alabama "If you love college basketball, you have to hate what's happening to the sport in the state of Alabama. Because what's happening is we're living through what may be the worst college basketball season here in the last 30 years. Take a look at this snapshot. If you care about the game, it'll..." February 25

  • Rodney Cooper's game evolves with Crimson Tide

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "When Alabama forward Rodney Cooper arrived at Alabama, he defined success by the number of points he scored. Rated as a three-star prospect by the major recruiting services, Cooper starred for Russell County. averaging 31.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Like most high school players, he..." February 25

  • Alabama 80, Missouri 73

    ProSportsDaily "Levi Randolph scored a career-high 33 points off the bench as the Crimson Tide surprised the visiting Tigers. Randolph hit 11-of-15 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, to pace Alabama (11-16, 5-9 SEC), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Trevor Releford added 18 points and..." February 23

  • Texas A&M 63, Alabama 48

    ProSportsDaily "Jamal Jones scored 19 points and the host Aggies pulled away in the second half for an easy win over the Crimson Tide. Alex Caruso added 14 points and Antwan Space hauled down a career-high 12 rebounds as Texas A&M (15-11, 6-7 SEC) improved to 14-2 at home and won for only the third time in 10..." February 21

  • Nick Jacobs Takes Indefinite Leave of Absence

    Roll Tide "Junior forward Nick Jacobs has taken an indefinite leave of absence from men's basketball activities, head coach Anthony Grant announced. "Nick and I met early this week regarding a pattern of behavior and inconsistencies with his responsibilities as a student-athlete," Grant said. "When..." February 20

  • Full-Court press: Ole Miss at Alabama

    The Clarion-Ledger "Winning on the road Ole Miss embarks on a week that will take it to Alabama tonight and Georgia on Saturday. The Rebels are 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference on the road, which is better than almost anyone else already. Just taking care of business the next two games keeps the team on the..." February 11

  • Gators win again, but now comes the hard part: Tenn., Ky.

    Florida Today "How good is fourth-ranked Florida? We find out now. “I guess so,” said Gators senior forward Casey Prather, who bounced back from an ankle injury to score 15 points in a 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday. In the morning, Coach Billy Donovan didn’t think Prather would be able to..." February 09

  • Auburn-Alabama game postponed due to snowy weather

    CBS Sports "The SEC/Auburn/Alabama announced late Tuesday night that snowy weather has forced the game between the Tigers and the Tide to be postponed one day. "After consulting with the Southeastern Conference, it has been determined that the men's basketball game between Auburn and Alabama has been..." January 29

  • Gators struggle early, but win 10th straight

    Florida Today "No. 6 Florida was limping into halftime of a close game when Michael Frazier II nailed a 3-pointer and a foul shot. Frazier’s back-to-back 3s later gave the Gators a double-digit cushion midway through the second half of Thursday night’s 68-62 win over Alabama. He finished with 18 points and..." January 24

  • Missouri overpowers Alabama in second half en route to 68-47 win

    Kansas City Star "Using a smothering second-half defense, Missouri took control Saturday against Alabama shortly after halftime and evened its conference record with a 68-47 victory at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers, 14-3 and 2-2 in the SEC, only led 31-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 10-2 run and..." January 19