Alabama Rumors & News

  • Former Ohio State center Daniel Giddens joining Alabama

    Eleven Warriors "The second of three post-season transfers from the Ohio State men's basketball program has found a new home. Center Daniel Giddens will transfer to Alabama. The former four-star recruit made the announcement Sunday via his Twitter account." May 15

  • Alabama basketball lands graduate transfer guard

    Alabama "Morehead State graduate transfer guard Corban Collins is transferring to Alabama, sources told The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Collins, who began his college career at LSU, averaged 11 points per game as a redshirt junior at Morehead State last season. This fills a need for coach Avery..." May 02

  • Former Alabama PG Justin Coleman transferring to Samford

    Alabama "Former Alabama point guard and Wenonah standout Justin Coleman is coming home. Coleman committed to Samford head coach Scott Padgett earlier Wednesday and posted his intentions on his Instagram and Twitter pages. Coleman graduated from Wenonah in 2014. "I want to come back to my city and..." April 20

  • Creighton 72, Alabama 54

    The Sports Xchange "Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. scored 20 points, center Geoffrey Groselle had a double-double, and Creighton beat Alabama 72-54 in the opening round of the NIT in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night. Watson, the team's leading scorer at 14.2 points per game, made 8 of 13 shots from the field...." March 16

  • Poythress leads No. 16 Kentucky to victory over Alabama

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coach John Calipari said Kentucky's main mission at the SEC Tournament this weekend would be to improve or solidify its seeding for NCAA play. The Wildcats got off to a good start with an 85-59 win over Alabama on Friday. Alex Poythress, who missed much of last season..." March 11

  • Alabama 81, Ole Miss 73

    The Sports Xchange "Alabama's balance was good enough to beat Ole Miss' one-man show, as the Crimson Tide posted an 81-73 victory Thursday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Crimson Tide, led by Retin Obasohan (17 points), Riley Norris (16)..." March 10

  • Georgia 70, Alabama 63

    The Sports Xchange "Georgia forward Yante Maten scored 19 points and guard J.J. Frazier was clutch at the free-throw line, helping the Bulldogs hold off Alabama for a 70-63 win Saturday in Southeastern Conference play at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia. Frazier connected on all 12 of his free throws,..." March 05

  • Arkansas 62, Alabama 61

    The Sports Xchange "Arkansas' Moses Kingsley scored 19 points, and the Razorbacks upended Alabama 62-61 Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arkansas led 60-58 with 13.4 seconds to play. After a timeout, Alabama had two decent looks, but Retin Obasohan missed on a drive and Justin Coleman couldn't knock down a..." March 03

  • Terrance Ferguson, five-star wing, decommits from Alabama

    ESPN "Five-star wing Terrance Ferguson has decommitted from Alabama, his mother told on Tuesday. Ferguson, the No. 13 prospect in the ESPN 100, pledged to the Crimson Tide in August but never signed a letter of intent." March 02

  • Alabama 65, Auburn 57

    The Sports Xchange "Alabama outlasted Auburn on Saturday to gain revenge for a loss at Auburn early in the year. Senior guards Retin Obasohan and Arthur Edwards led the Crimson Tide (17-11, 8-8 SEC) to a 65-57 win over the Tigers (11-17, 5-11) at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. That 83-77 loss on..." February 27

  • Murray, Ulis power No. 16 Kentucky past Alabama

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman guard Jamal Murray celebrated his 19th birthday by scoring 23 points to lead No. 16 Kentucky to a dominating 78-53 victory over Alabama on Tuesday before 24,262 at Rupp Arena. "Kentucky was on top of their game," Alabama coach Avery Johnson said. "We've been..." February 23

  • Mississippi State 67, Alabama 61

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Quinndary Weatherspoon scored 15 points and Mississippi State halted a six-game losing streak against Alabama by producing a 67-61 victory over the Crimson Tide on Saturday in Southeastern Conference play at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Senior guard Craig Sword added 13 points for the..." February 20

  • Alabama 76, LSU 69

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Retin Obasohan scored a career-best 35 points and Alabama won its fifth consecutive game by posting a 76-69 victory over LSU on Wednesday in Southeastern Conference play at Baton Rouge, La. Sophomore forward Riley Norris collected a career-high 16 rebounds as the Crimson Tide..." February 18

  • If Alabama can avoid bad losses, it will make NCAA Tournament says expert

    Alabama "With a first-time college coach and a roster that on paper looked depleted, Alabama was picked by the media to finish 13th in the Southeastern Conference. Now, as long as Alabama doesn't tank the rest of its schedule, it should make the NCAA Tournament, according to a leading bracket..." February 17

  • Alabama's Shannon Hale in walking boot, out vs. Mississippi State

    The Score "Alabama will take on Mississippi State without the services of second-leading scorer Shannon Hale, who's out with a foot injury, Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News reports. The junior forward is sporting a walking boot and is listed as day to day, Hurt adds." February 02

  • Shannon Hale out at least 1 more game

    Alabama "Alabama will face 9-2 Oregon Monday night without one of its top players. Forward Shannon Hale will miss his second straight game due to "medical reasons." "Hopefully we'll have him back for our next game," coach Avery Johnson said, "and hopefully I'll have a little bit more of an update for..." December 21

  • Alabama star freshman Dazon Ingram out for the season

    Alabama "Alabama starting freshman point guard Dazon Ingram will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured left foot. Ingram is expected to undergo surgery on Friday to repair the injury. The true freshman had started every game for the Crimson Tide this season, leading Alabama in..." December 10

  • 5 things to watch as Avery Johnson debuts retooled Alabama basketball program

    Alabama "They rehearsed last week. This time it counts as the Avery Johnson era officially begins Friday night in Coleman Coliseum. Alabama's splashy offseason hire will welcome Kennesaw State for a 7:30 p.m. CT tipoff to cap a doubleheader. The Crimson Tide women's basketball team also opens the season..." November 13

  • Braxton Blackwell commits to Alabama

    Tennessean "Highly recruited former Christ Presbyterian Academy basketball player Braxton Blackwell committed to Alabama on Wednesday. Blackwell, who was The Tennessean's Midstate Player of the Year as a junior in 2014-15, transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., for his senior season. It..." October 21

  • Report: Former Alabama signee has qualifying SAT score

    College Basketball Talk "Nearly two months after it was announced that he was not cleared academically and therefore would not be a member of the Alabama basketball program, one of the top shooting guards in the Class of 2015 received some good news Thursday. As first reported by, four-star shooting guard..." October 05

  • Alabama lands Class of 2016 4-star basketball recruit

    Alabama "Alabama has added another highly-rated player to its 2016 recruiting class, securing a verbal commitment from junior college shooting guard/small forward Ar'Mond Davis. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound Davis is ranked by 247 Sports as a four-star prospect, the sixth-best junior college recruit and the..." September 24

  • 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 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 "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 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 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