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- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag10/21/2016
Alabama men’s and women’s basketball teams held the second annual Supe Store Tide Tipoff event at Coleman Coliseum on Friday evening. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a skills competition, dunk contest and three-point shootout.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag10/19/2016
Locking down the borders is a priority for any Alabama basketball coach seeking a successful tenure at The Capstone. Avery Johnson is in a recruiting battle to land a high-profile in-state player contemplating a migration to Bluegrass Country, Kentucky. The two-team jump ball scenario will soon be decided during the early November (9th through 16th) signing period. Inking nationally hailed home grown talent has historically correlated to the Crimson Tide program prospering.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag10/08/2016
Alabama basketball received good news Friday afternoon as 2017 prospect Galin Smith verbally pledged a commitment to the program. The 6-9, 225 pound front court player chose the Crimson Tide over the Green Wave of Tulane.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag07/04/2016
The Fourth of July commemorates the 1776 Declaration of Independence separating the original 13 colonies from Great Britain. A major figure associated with the celebration is the first President of the United States of America, George Washington, known as the “Founding Father”. In keeping with the Patriotic theme BamaMag.com spoke with the Pebblebrook High School (Mableton, GA) boys basketball coach bearing the same name. He has a player generating a buzz.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag05/31/2016
Avery Johnson felt like the “new kid on the block” at last year’s SEC Spring Meeting. Not anymore for the loquacious hardwood bench jockey. He is anxious to infuse the conversation with suggestions and ideas particularly on improving the league’s chances of having more teams reach the NCAA Tournament.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag05/22/2016
Alex Reese is a modern day era frontcourt player displaying the inside-out versatility known to create matchup problems for opposing teams. The Scout.com 63rd ranked overall player and ninth rated power forward demonstrates a high level of skill and soft touch ranging beyond the three-point line.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag05/22/2016
Garrison Brooks is the quintessential big man coaches covet to have on their roster. The Scout.com 87th ranked overall player and 18th rated center/power forward is a persistent producer on the boards and a shot-blocking, rim protector in the paint.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag05/22/2016
Jamal Johnson is a talented combo guard from Spain Park HS (Hoover, AL). His last name is familiar to all Tide fans since his Dad, Buck Johnson (1982-86), remains a legendary figure in the annals of Alabama basketball lore.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag03/11/2016
Alabama (18-14, 8-10) fell short in duplicating the previous night’s script of balanced scoring as the Tide fell 85-59 in a second round SEC Tournament game against no. 2 seeded Kentucky (24-8, 13-5). The Wildcats held no. 10 seeded Bama to their lowest league point totals this season, 59 tonight and 53 in Lexington.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag03/10/2016
Alabama’s chances to win tonight against Ole Miss seemed bleak. Retin Obasohan was whistled for a second personal foul at the 15:45 mark of the opening half. Shortly thereafter the one-man show wearing no. 32 for the crimson and white was relegated to the bench. All season long the Tide’s effectiveness was a function of his performance.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag03/09/2016
Alabama (17-13, 8-10) spent Wednesday afternoon preparing for a first round SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss (20-11, 10-8) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The 10th seeded Tide takes on the seventh seeded Rebels on Thursday evening scheduled to be broadcast on the SEC Network at 6 PM CT.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag02/27/2016
Professional basketball is a global sport reaching beyond the borders of America. Opportunities exist around the world to ply your trade. JaMychal Green has learned this fact since leaving Alabama after his senior season in 2012. The undrafted free agent participated with the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers summer league teams before being waived by both, played for Austin in the NBA D-League and journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to join Chorale Roanne of France for a season.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag02/14/2016
Avery Johnson is charged with the task of transforming Alabama basketball into a Southeastern Conference Championship contender and perennial NCAA Tournament participant. Convincing top-tier talent Tuscaloosa is a nurturing environment propelling them to the NBA is paramount to achieving elite status for the program. Johnson has shown a propensity to look beyond the normal boundaries for players.
- A.P. Steadham | BamaMag02/09/2016
If you have ever pondered the best pair of defensive guards in Southeastern Conference basketball history, the names T.R. Dunn and Anthony Murray are at the top of the list. They created nightmares for opposing backcourts. Any discussion considering a different duo is short-lived. Round ball historians are near unanimous in their opinion. Dunn and Murray reign as the all-time shut down pair.
- Cary L. Clark | BamaMag01/09/2016
HOOVER, Ala. – in an arena packed to the gills, the Spain Park Jaguars defeated visiting Mountain Brook, downing the Spartans 77-65 Friday night. The contest featured a number of D-1 prospects, most of them underclassmen. Even the Fire Marshal couldn’t cool down a few of them. To the categories:
- Kirk McNair | BamaMag12/14/2015
Alabama's men's basketball team under new coach Avery Johnson has been playing well, better than expected by most, but when starting point guard Dazon Ingram was lost for the year with a broken foot last week, things did not look good.
- Cary L. Clark | BamaMag12/09/2015
Rarely does a metro Birmingham regular season basketball game attract this type hype and attention. This one did, and Friday Night Lights got there 90 minutes early (and three days before Friday) to be sure of getting a seat. In a game featuring at least three Division I prospects, Spain Park downed Pelham, 73-51. To the categories:
- UofA Media Relations | BamaMag12/04/2015
he Alabama men’s basketball team picked up its first true road win of the season, defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 58-55 on Friday night in Hattiesburg, Miss. Senior Retin Obasohan was the game’s leading scorer with a season-high 20 points. The Crimson Tide improves to 5-2 with the victory while Southern Miss remains winless at 0-6.
- UofA Media Relations | BamaMag11/29/2015
ORLANDO, Fla. – Alabama senior guard Retin Obasohan threaded his way through the Notre Dame defense and slipped in an acrobatic layup with eight seconds remaining to give the Crimson Tide a 74-73 win over the 17th-ranked Fighting Irish Sunday.
- UofA Media Relations | BamaMag11/27/2015
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Alabama men’s basketball team upset No. 20 Wichita State, 64-60, on Friday in the second round of the 2015 AdvoCare Invitational. It was the first win for the Crimson Tide over a ranked opponent since Jan. 18, 2011, when Alabama downed then-No. 12 Kentucky at home (68-66).