Tag:

Alabama

Daniel Giddens (4) is transferring from Ohio State to Alabama. (Mike Granse)
Daniel Giddens (4) is transferring from Ohio State to Alabama. (Mike Granse)

Former Ohio State center Daniel Giddens will be transferring to Alabama. The move was announced on Twitter Sunday.

"Daniel is a big strong high-energy frontcourt player," said Steve Smith, Giddens' high school coach at Oak Hill (Va.). "He's a great rebounder who can guard 4 and 5 men. He scores inside with either hand and can step out to 15 feet."

Tags: Alabama, College Transfers, Oak Hill Academy
Read More
Comments

By ZACH SMART

For Kobie Eubanks, everything seemed right in the world.

Tags: Alabama, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Former Memphis commit Ar'Mond Davis committed to Alabama on Wednesday.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

By JACK LeGWIN

Kobie Eubanks has not been cleared by the NCAA, and will not enroll at the University of Alabama.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

One day after Auburn landed 2016 shooting guard?Mustapha Heron, Alabama answered with the commitment of 6-foot-7 Dallas wing?Terrance Ferguson.

Ferguson also considered?Arizona, Kansas, Louisville, and North Carolina, among others.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Mississippi State, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Kobie Eubanks, a 6-5, 212-pound shooting guard from Delray Beach (FL) Elev8 Institute,?committed to Alabama and new head coach Avery Johnson on Monday.

Eubanks is ranked the No. 15 shooting guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com.

"I have waited a long time to make this decision," Eubanks told Scout.com. "First off I want to thank God, my family and my coaches at Elev-8 for helping me. I'll be attending the University of Alabama."

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Onetime Baylor commit?Kobie Eubanks?has set two visits.

A 6-foot-5, 212-pound wing out of Delray Beach (FL) Elev8 Sports Institute,?Eubanks will visit Kansas Saturday-Monday and then Alabama May 19-21,?Elev8 coach Chad Myers confirmed to SNY.tv after it was reported by Scout.com.

Myers said they are also working on a date to visit West Virginia.

Tags: Alabama, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Memphis transfer?Nick King is heading to Alabama, per Jeff Borzello of ESPN.com. King will have two years of eligibility?after he sits out the 2015-16 season.

Last season with Memphis, the 6-7 swingman averaged 7.2 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

We all know the offensive tackles are the darlings of this draft. There are so many of them, the Chiefs - who hold the top pick - can't decide on which one they want. The top three seem to be interchangeable:

Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M is 6'6", 306. Oklahoma's Lane Johnson is 6'6", 303 ans Eric Fisher of Central Michigan is 6'7", 306.

The fourth, Alabama junior DJ Fluker, is built differently. He is listed at 6'4", 339 and he is every bit of that. Good luck trying to get around him. John Mara wanted to improve the club in the trenches. Fluker can do that just by showing up.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, 2013 NFL Draft, Alabama Football, DJ Fluker, New York Giants
Read More
Comments

After cutting his list to Illinois and Missouri, former Seton Hall guard Aaron Cosby has now set visits to both schools next week.

Cosby confirmed to SNY.tv by text he will visit Illinois April 11-13 and then Mizzou April 13-15.

The NCAA Dead Period ends at noon on the 11th.

Tags: Alabama, Transfers, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

NEW YORK -- With a slew of high-major college coaches looking on, Jon Severe led Christ the King into the finals of the Brooklyn-Queens "AA" Diocesan finals and then said he planned to cut his college list fairly soon.

"I don't have a list, I'm going to do that after my Alabama visit [Feb. 25-26]," Severe told SNY.tv after putting up 23 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Royals crushed Holy Cross, 83-61, at Christ the King. "I'm going to cut it down."

Severe and the Royals will try to get their third win this season over Bishop Loughlin in Friday's Diocesan final; Christ the King won both games by one point.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Here are a couple of quick recruiting notes from Wednesday morning:

**Christ the King senior shooting guard Jon Severe will trip to Alabama Feb. 25-26, head coach Joe Arbitello told SNY.tv. West Virginia assistant Larry Harrison is also expected to watch the 6-foot-2 Severe tonight (Wednesday) when Christ the King plays Holy Cross in the New York CHSAA Brooklyn/ Queens Diocesan Playoffs. Purdue, Tennessee and Rutgers are among the other schools involved, along with Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne and George Washington. Check back here later tonight for more on Severe.

**Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua is expected to watch 2013 PG Emmanuel Owootoah Friday when Cordia (Ky.) plays in the 14th Region tournament. Cordia coach Rodrick Rhodes had said Antigua would return Friday if Cordia won Tuesday, and Owootoah went for 10 points, eight assists and four steals when Cordia beat?Letcher Central, 74-43. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins and a Villanova assistant were in the stands.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Troy Williams enjoyed his recent visit to Alabama and his future plans remain in flux until he settles in at Oak Hill Academy beginning this weekend.

"The Alabama visit was good," his uncle, Boo Williams, told SNY.tv Monday.

"They did a good job showing him the campus and showing him all the things he needed to see."

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

After waiting past the NCAA late signing period, 6-foot-8 forward Devonta Pollard pulled the trigger for Alabama on Friday.

The McDonald's All-American chose the Crimson Tide over Georgetown, Missouri and Texas.

"They're going to see a player with high energy all four quarters," Pollard told Al.com after making his announcement at Kemper County (Miss.) High School gym. "They're going to see a player that's going to get up and down the floor and block shots and rebound.

Tags: Alabama, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Jaren Sina has decommitted from Alabama and will reopen his recruitment.

"Yes, I decommitted," the Gill St. Bernard's 2013 point guard told SNY.tv by phone, confirming a tweet by Adam Finkestein.

"I visited the campus a couple times and I still have a good relationship with the coaches and everything. I?want to have the opportunity to get a better look at some other schools and some other options just to compare it to."

Tags: Alabama, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

AKRON, Ohio -- Jaren Sina made a name for himself while playing at tiny Gill St. Bernard's High School in Gladstone, N.J.

From that launching pad, the 6-foot-2 2013 point guard committed to Alabama last season and led his team deep into the New Jersey North Non-Public B playoffs before losing to perennial power St. Patrick.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Video, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Trevor Lacey is staying home.

The No. 6 shooting guard in the Class of 2011, Lacey chose Alabama Wednesday over Kentucky, Kansas, Auburn and UConn.

"It was a very difficult decision because I had great choices," the 6-foot-3 Lacey, out of Huntsville (Ala.) Butler, told ESPN.com. "My relationship and trust with [Alabama coach Anthony Grant] set the Crimson Tide apart. I also feel the university of Alabama will provide the best opportunity for me when basketball is over. I love the people in Alabama."

Tags: Alabama, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Rodney Hood, the No. 7 small forward in the Class of 2011, will announce on Wednesday at noon CST, according to Meridian High (Miss.) coach Randy Bolden.

Bolden said Hood will choose from among Florida State, Mississippi State, Louisville, Marquette and Alabama.

"At this point it's pretty much him doing some soul-searching deciding what he wants to do," Bolden said.

Tags: Alabama, Articles, Florida State, Louisville, Marquette, Mississippi State, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Jahii Carson has four official visits in mind -- and one of them is St. John's.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Carson out of Mesa (Az.) High said he plans to take officials to Arizona, Washington, Oregon State and St. John's.

He plans to leave one official open and said he would probably take it to Alabama or North Carolina.

Tags: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Articles, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon State, St. John's, UCLA, USC, Washington, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. ? His name is Tony Parker but he's not the point guard for the San Antonio Spurs and he's not married to Eva Longoria.

No, this Tony Parker is a 6-foot-9, 265-pound rising junior center from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove ranked among the top 10 centers in his class.

As a freshman, Parker helped lead his team to a 30-3 record and the Georgia Class 4A state championship. He started 32 games and averaged 7.5 points. and 10.3 rebounds.

Tags: Alabama, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Even Chane Behanan admitted to being surprised at his most recent performance.

After averaging 14.7 points and leading the Hawks to the championship game, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound Behanan was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va.

"I was shocked," Behanan, the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2011, said Sunday night in a phone interview. "I felt good this morning. A lot of people came through that camp and I was the most outstanding one so I was kind of happy."

Tags: Alabama, Cincinnati, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Texas, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Kyle Cain is back from his official visit to West Virginia and must now decide his next move.

The 6-foot-7 forward from New Hampton (N.H.) prep has now taken four official visits and has one remaining.

"He's going to decide if he's going to visit either Arizona State or Alabama with his last visit," New Hampton coach Peter Hutchins said.

Tags: Alabama, Illinois, Providence, St. John's, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

One of the hottest names in recruiting right now is Kyle Cain.

The 6-foot-7 Cain is a multi-faceted forward who pulled out of his commitment to Rhode Island and is now considering West Virginia, Arizona State, Alabama and Illinois.

He's headed on a visit to West Virginia this weekend.

Tags: Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

NEW YORK -- Midway through the fourth quarter in the PSAL championship game at Madison Square Garden, Leroy Isler approached his teammate Michael Taylor during a timeout.

"Yo, work hard to get open. You're not working to get open," Isler told him.

Before Taylor could utter a single word of protest, Isler added: "We need you to get open."

Tags: Alabama, Indiana, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Siena, St. John's, Villanova, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Former Fordham guard Jio Fontan plans to visit Alabama after he trips to USC and Tennessee.

The 6-foot-1 Fontan leaves Friday for USC and will see the Tennessee-USC game?Saturday.

He goes to Tennessee?Tuesday and will visit Alabama sometime before the New Year.?

Tags: Alabama, Fordham, Tennessee, USC, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Trevor Releford, a 6-foot, 180-pound point guard from Shawnee Mission (KS) Bishop Miege, committed to Alabama Friday over Oklahoma.

"Yes. I liked the campus, the players and the coaches," he said by phone.

Releford, the younger brother of Kansas guard Travis Releford, previously said he likes Alabama because of his relationship with new head coach Anthony Grant.

Tags: Alabama, Arizona, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Fordham, Kentucky, Kyrie Irving, Louisville, Paterson Catholic, Rice, St. Patrick, Texas, Tobias Harris, UConn, Virginia Tech, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Long Island wing J.J. Moore has scheduled several in-home visits with Big East schools.

Coaches from Pittsburgh will visit Sept. 10, Providence comes Sept. 11 and Louisville and Marquette arrive on Sept. 12.

The 6-foot-5 Moore will be at South Kent (Conn.) during the visits, so the coaches will meet with his mother, Monique Ballard, New York Panthers coach Gary Charles and mentor Hunt Bresky.

Tags: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Providence, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

J.J. Moore is on the move.

The 6-foot-5 senior wing from Long Island visited Providence last week and will hit Pittsburgh on Tuesday and potentially St. John's on Thursday.

"I think J.J. was really impressed with the new coach [at Providence, Keno Davis] and what they're trying to build over there and he's also impressed with the financial investment that the school and community has invested into making the program top notch," said Hunt Bresky, Moore's advisor who is making the trips with him.

Tags: Alabama, Dominic Cheek, Florida, Georgia Tech, Hurleys, Jayvaughn Pinkston, Kentucky, Marquette, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Anthony, St. John's, UConn, Villanova, Wake Forest, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

A slew of players committed on Monday...here's a brief rundown:

**Nimrod Tishman, a 6-6 point guard from Israel who averaged 18.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists at the Under-18 European Championships in France last month, has been admitted to Florida. Tishman must pass through the NCAA Clearinghouse and could enroll at Florida Aug. 24, according to a report on GatorSports.com. If he does, he could help out a team that lost Nick Calathes to Greece. New York's Erving Walker is the lone point guard on Florida's roster.

**North Carolina got a commitment from P.J. Hairston, a 6-5, 215-pound 2011 shooting guard from Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley High School. Rivals ranks him No. 23 in the Class.

Tags: Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Miami, Siena, Tobias Harris, Virginia, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments

Trevor Releford sat down Sunday night with his mother and uncle and cut his college list to nine schools.

Releford, the younger brother of Kansas shooting guard Travis Releford, said he's considering Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Minnesota and Missouri State.

Tags: Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Adam Zagoria
Read More
Comments