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5 Transfer portal targets Alabama Basketball should recruit in 2024

Louisville's Dennis Evans jams down two before the game against Bellarmine Wednesday night. Nov. 29, 2023

There is still room for the Alabama men’s basketball team to improve its roster for next season. The Alabama coaching staff has already reached out to a handful of transfers up to this point. Several of the transfers that Alabama has reportedly reached out to are Wichita State transfer guard Colby Rogers, UT-Martin transfer guard Jordan Sears, Omaha transfer forward Frankie Fidler, and Rutgers transfer forward Clifford Omoruyi.

The transfer portal will certainly be worth monitoring moving forward. Nate Oats has placed a priority on landing and developing players from the transfer portal. In recent years, he has added transfers to Alabama’s roster and has helped each of them develop over the course of their careers.

Needless to say, Alabama will once again be proactive in the transfer portal this offseason. Roll Tide Wire takes a look at five players that the Alabama men’s basketball team should target in the transfer portal.

Syndication: The Courier-Journal

’23-’24 Stats: 1.6 PPG / 0.9 RPG / 62.5 FG% / 50.0 FT%

One area that Alabama struggled somewhat with this season was protecting the rim. It just so happens that Louisville transfer center Dennis Evans excels at doing so. Evans played in seven games as a freshman. He averaged almost one block per game for the Cardinals. At 7-foot-1, Evans has the ability to alter shots at the rim and grab rebounds. Evans would add a paint presence to Alabama’s roster to help coexist with good guard play.

South Dakota State's guard Zeke Mayo (2) drives to the basket during the second half on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Syndication: Argus Leader

’23-’24 Stats: 18.8 PPG / 5.7 RPG / 3.5 APG / 46.6 FG% / 39.1 3P% / 82.8 FT%

One of the top mid-major guards recently became available in the transfer portal. South Dakota State transfer guard Zeke Mayo entered his name into the transfer portal following the Jackrabbits loss to No. 2 seed Iowa State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Mayo is a guard that can score at all three levels and has proven to be a great facilitator over the course of his career. Not to mention, he is an excellent rebounder for a guard as well.

Pairing Mayo with the likes of Naas Cunningham, Houston Mallette, and Davin Cosby Jr. would make for a dynamic backcourt in Tuscaloosa. Mayo would bring experience and a scoring prowess to add to Alabama’s high-scoring offense.

Mar 3, 2024; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud (42) blocks the shot of Colorado Buffaloes guard KJ Simpson (2) in the second half at the CU Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

’23-’24 Stats: 15.5 PPG / 9.6 RPG / 2.0 APG / 56.7 FG% / 36.1 3P% / 78.4 FT%

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