Canadian 5-star guard Josh Primo was the crown jewel of Alabama basketball’s 2020 recruiting class. Analyst Kyle Boone at CBS sees him as a top 5 freshman in the country in terms of immediate impact.
There’s tremendous value in playing guard in a Nate Oats system, and Primo — a recruit who reclassified late who brings tremendous size and scoring ability — is going to reap the benefits. The 6-6 combo guard will play alongside Jahvon Quinerly in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, next season and should serve as one of the Tide’s many offensive assets who can create offense and score at a high level. He may not be No. 1 in scoring next season, but on a team with some intriguing NBA talent, scouts are going to pop the tape and find him first. If he blossoms quickly he may be the best freshman in the SEC next season.
Primo is a one-and-done candidate, and with Quinerly will form a 5-star backcourt duo. Add NBA prospect Jordan Bruner down low and returning standouts Jaden Shackelford and Herbert Jones plus the return of James Rojas and Juwan Gary, and the sky is the limit for this bunch. This team could be a darkhorse candidate to make a run next March, and the door is still open for John Petty Jr. to return.
Exciting times for Alabama basketball, folks.