Alabama Basketball: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from Week One

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The Bad: Rebounding

Through two games a cause for concern with this Alabama Basketball team has to be rebounding early on. The Morehead State Eagles were able to bring in thirteen offensive rebounds against the Alabama Basketball team. Indiana State only brought in four offensive rebounds however, they were without their best big man Robert Avila. Against some of Alabama Basketball’s upcoming opponents like Purdue, Creighton, and Arizona you won’t be able to survive giving up second-chance points especially against Purdue with a big man as talented as Zach Edey.

The leading rebounder currently for Alabama Basketball is Grant Nelson at 7.5 rebounds per game. After Nelson, however, the next leading rebounder is Point Guard Mark Sears with 4.5 rebounds per game. The Crimson Tide will need a big man in Nick Pringle, Jarin Stevenson, or Mohamed Wague to step up and be a leader in the rebounding game otherwise this team could be in serious trouble in the games to come.

The assistance by the guards in the rebounding game is a slight positive for the Alabama Basketball team as Mark Sears and Aaron Estrada are second and third on the team in rebounds per game.