Alabama Basketball: Tide looking to add 6’11” Alex Tchikou to 2020 team

Alabama basketball has one more recruit to land in 2020.

With the college basketball season only months away, most teams have their rosters set in stone for the upcoming year. However, Alabama basketball is still looking to add one recruit to their 2020 recruiting class in 4-star PF Alex Tchikou.

Tchikou was a 2021 prospect before reclassifying. This was a surprise for many, but he must have had a plan in mind. He has announced that he is making his decision on July 5.

Schematically, Alex Tchikou would be a perfect fit for Nate Oats. He stretches the floor, attacks in transition, and can handle the ball. A 6’11” stretch-four would be priceless for Nate Oats and Alabama basketball.

Can Alabama basketball land Alex Tchikou?

This would not be the first time that Alabama landed a late recruit who reclassified. Kira Lewis was in the exact same boat and ended up choosing the Crimson Tide. Many believed that Lewis reclassified with the intention to play for Alabama. That might be the same scenario that Tchikou is currently experiencing.

There have been four crystal ball predictions by 247Sports for Alex Tchikou, and all of them have been for Alabama basketball. That’s a great sign for him landing with the Crimson Tide. There is also a scholarship available for Alabama, but many believe it is reserved for John Petty to return. The expectation is for John Petty to remove his name from the NBA Draft, so someone might be losing a scholarship to add Alex Tchikou. That’s the unfortunate name of the game for college basketball.

We all thought that Nate Oats was done with the 2020 recruiting class, but it appears that there might be one more player to join the squat. Tchikou would be an instant contender to start if he decides to play in Tuscaloosa. Even if he doesn’t start immediately, he would be an instant contributor.

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Adding Tchikou to a recruiting class that already has Jordan Bruner, Josh Primo, and Keon Ambrose would be perfect for the Crimson Tide. He would carry the recruiting class and be a star for the years to come for Alabama basketball.