Alabama Basketball: Two NBA Combine invites and recruiting news

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Two former Alabama basketball players have been invited to the NBA Draft Combine. The Combine will take place in Chicago from May 15 through May 21.

The former Alabama Crimson Tide players invited are Brandon Miller and Noah Clowney. Miller will be a top pick and possibly as high as No. 2 overall. Noah Clowney should also be drafted in the first round. The NBA Draft is on June 22 and the NBA Draft Lottery will take place on May 16.

A total of 78 players have been invited to the Combine. Twelve of the 78 are former SEC basketball players. Among SEC programs, Arkansas leads with four former players invited. The Kentucky Wildcats have three as the only other SEC team having more than Alabama. Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina have one player each.

A few of the ‘former’ players may become current college players again. May 31st at midnight is the Early Entry Withdrawal Deadline for players who maintained an option for another season of college participation.

Other important days are May 13-14 when the G League Elite Camp will be held. In a usual draft cycle, a few players from the G League Camp will be late invitees to the NBA Draft Combine. Charles Bediako and Mark Sears have been invited to the G League Camp.

NBA Draft Combine Invites

  • Trey Alexander, Creighton
  • Amari Bailey, UCLA
  • Emoni Bates, Eastern Michigan
  • Reece Beekman, Virginia
  • Anthony Black, Arkansas
  • Adem Bona, UCLA
  • Kobe Brown, Missouri
  • Kobe Bufkin, Michigan
  • Toumani Camara, Dayton
  • Sidy Cissoko, G League
  • Jaylen Clark, UCLA
  • Noah Clowney, Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Ricky Council IV, Arkansas
  • Gradey Dick, Kansas
  • Nikola Djurisic, International
  • Zach Edey, Purdue
  • Adam Flagler, Baylor
  • Keyonte George, Baylor
  • Mouhamed Gueye, Washington State
  • Coleman Hawkins, Illinois
  • Jordan Hawkins, U Conn
  • Scoot Henderson, G League
  • Taylor Hendricks, UCF
  • DaRon Holmes II, Dayton
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana
  • Jett Howard, Michigan
  • Andre Jackson Jr., U Conn
  • GG Jackson II, South Carolina
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
  • Jamie Jaquez Jr., UCLA
  • Keyontae Johnson, Kansas State
  • Colby Jones, Xavier
  • Rylan Kalkbrenner, Creighton
  • Arthur Kaluma, Creighton
  • Mojave King, G League
  • Bobi Klintman, Wake Forest
  • Maxwell Lewis, Pepperdine
  • Dereck Lively II, Duke
  • Chris Livingston, Kentucky
  • Seth Lundy, Penn State
  • Kevin McCullar, Kansas
  • Mike Miles Jr., TCU
  • Brandon Miller, Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Jordan Miller, Miami
  • Leonard Miller, G League
  • Judah Mintz, Syracuse
  • Dillon Mitchell, Texas
  • Omari Moore, San Jose State
  • Kris Murray, Iowa
  • Grant Nelson, North Dakota State
  • James Nnaji, International
  • Julian Phillips, Tennessee
  • Jalen Pickett, Penn State
  • Brandin Podziemski, Santa Clara
  • Oliver-Maxence Prosper, Marquette
  • Rayan Rupert, International
  • Adama Sanogo, U Conn
  • Marcus Sasser, Houston
  • Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State
  • Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois
  • Ben Sheppard, Belmont
  • Jalen Slawson, Furman
  • Nick Smith Jr., Arkansas
  • Terquavion Smith, North Carolina State
  • Julian Strawther, Gonzaga
  • Amen Thompson, Overtime Elite
  • Ausar Thompson, Overtime Elite
  • Drew Timme, Gonzaga
  • Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky
  • Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
  • Tristan Vukcevic, International
  • Jarace Walker, Houston
  • Cason Wallace, Kentucky
  • Jordan Walsh, Arkansas
  • Dariq Whitehead, Duke
  • Cam Whitmore, Villanova
  • Jalen Wilson, Kansas
  • Isaiah Wong, Miami

Alabama Basketball 2023 Class Recruiting

The 2023 Alabama Basketball roster needs more replacements for the contributions of Brandon Miller and Noah Clowney. Recent buzz is Nate Oats has put the Crimson Tide into a strong position to land, 5-Star, PF Jarin Stevenson. The 6’10” Stevenson would immediately fill the ‘4’ position vacated by Noah Clowney. Best of all, he is open to reclassifying to the 2023 class and will have no problem qualifying. North Carolina may win out for Stevenson but his offer from the Tar Heels came over 18 months ago and he has not committed. Nate Oats may work some magic.

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Nate Oats is able to sell the Crimson Tide aggressively with Alabama’s recent NBA Draft success.