National Signing Day for basketball begins today, Wednesday April 15. For the Crimson Tide that means the signing of 5-star Josh Primo. The 6’6” combo guard has sent in his Letter of Intent and has officially signed with Alabama. Primo joins fellow Canadian Keon Ambrose-Hylton who signed during the early signing period in November. He is a 4-star power forward and has previously teamed with Primo on various national teams.
In addition, Yale grad-transfer Jordan Bruner has officially been announced as a member of Nate Oats’ 2020-2021 squad.
Jordan Bruner, one of the top graduate transfers in the nation, is coming to Tuscaloosa‼️— Alabama Men’s Basketball (@AlabamaMBB) April 15, 2020
✅2020 All-Academic & Ivy League 1st Team
✅83 career games played/53 starts
✅Avg. 10.9 ppg & led Ivy with 9.2 rpg last year
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Also officially announced are juco transfer Keon Ellis or incoming freshman Darius Miles.
Ellis is a 6’6” sharpshooting combo guard from Florida SouthWestern State College. He is ranked as the third best juco player in the nation after averaging 18 points per game this past season. Miles is a 6’7” forward who attends IMG Academy. He is rated 3-stars by 247 and 4-stars by Rivals.
GOING PRO OR RETURNING
There are still no changes on the statuses of rising junior Kira Lewis or rising seniors John Petty and Herbert Jones who have entered their names into the NBA Draft without signing with an agent. However, some buzz has been circling Lewis as a potential first rounder. Jones is expected back at the Capstone for next season. Petty is a toss-up.
The 2020 NBA Draft Combine has been scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 21 and as of post that date has not changed.
The Crimson Tide appears to be leading for yet another Canadian in 2021 5-star center Charles Bediako. The 6’11” center was teammates with Ambrose this past season.
Alabama freshman guard Jaylen Forbes will transfer, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 16, 2020
Nate Oats on 2020 recruiting: "I would say we're almost done, and if these are the five that we got, we're ecstatic."— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) April 16, 2020