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Exclusive Q&A with Alabama F/C Jordan Bruner

This week I had the pleasure of asking F/C Jordan Bruner a few questions courtesy of Crimson Crossover. Bruner, a graduate transfer from Yale, committed to Alabama on April 10th over Baylor and Maryland. He averaged 10.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game this past season, earning All-Ivy League first team honors. Earlier this month, Bruner declared for the NBA Draft without signing an agent— thus maintaining his college eligibility. After electing to return to school, he will play his final season in Tuscaloosa.


Q: What is the main reason you chose Alabama?


Jordan: “I just had a good relationship with Coach Oats. I felt good about vision he had with me coming in.”

Q: How do you think your play style fits the system at Alabama?


Jordan: “I think it fits well. I’m versatile, and I can do everything, which is something that helps the system run smooth.”

Q: The NBA game is changing constantly, which big men guarding at the 3-point line and shooting more from long range, so how do you think your game translates to the modern day NBA?


Jordan: “It translates well. I guard multiple positions, shoot and pass well, block shots and rebound the ball well.”

Q: Alabama has been on a roll on the recruiting trail as of late, landing 5 star Canadian guard Joshua Primo, as well 4 star IMG forward Darius Miles. Has there been any communication with those guys?

Jordan: “Josh reached out once to just kinda say what’s up, but other than that, no.”

Q: What are you looking to improve on before you reach the next level?


Jordan: “To just be more aggressive scoring and getting to the rim.”

Q: What is your ultimate goal you want to achieve before you leave Alabama?

Jordan: “I just want to win every game and win a National Championship. I’m competing to win, I’m not competing to lose.”

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