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Names to watch: Alabama basketball transfer recruiting

Updated: Mar 25

TUSCALOOSA, AL—

F Landers Nolley II (Virginia Tech)-

The Nation’s top available transfer, Nolley averaged 15.5pts and 5.8rebs as a RS freshman at Virginia Tech. Sit one, play two. Will have his pick of schools and it is unclear if Alabama’s interest is mutual at the current time.


G Darius Perry (Louisville)-

Collin Sexton’s former HS rival at Wheeler HS (GA), Perry is a quick-twitch, fast/tough-nosed guard who has lots of experience in the college game being a former starter at Louisville. Perry did however struggle at times last year, mustering only 5 PPG and 3 AST over the course of a full season.


UPDATE (2:12): At this time, it does not appear Perry is an active target.

G DJ Carton (Ohio State)-

Carton averaged 10.4pts and 3.0 last year at Ohio State before taking a leave of absence. Sit one, play three. Alabama has contacted the guard in recent days, however overall interest on both sides is unclear.


UPDATE (2:12): Carton is no longer considered an active target.


G Trey McGowens (Pitt)-

McGowens averaged 11.5pts and 3.6ast at Pittsburgh as a sophomore during the 2019-20 campaign. A wiry defender, McGowens has also showed the ability to make plays as both a facilitator and scorer. Alabama has reached out to McGowens in recent days, but like Carton, overall interest is unclear. Sit one, play two.

G Jamarius Burton (Wichita State)-

A tough defender and scorer, Burton is one of the many talented prospects mass-exiting Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State program. As a sophomore, Burton averaged 10.3pts, 3.5rebs and 3.4asts. Alabama looks to be more of a longshot here, though contact has been made. Burton will sit one, play two.


C Joshua Morgan (LBSU)-

The Big West defensive player of the year as a Freshman, Morgan is a massive 6-11 200lbs dynamic rim protector in the paint with budding potential on the offensive end of the floor. He averaged 8.4pts, 6.1rebs and 2.5 blocks during the 2019-20 season. Morgan will sit one/play three, and there looks to be heavy interest from Nate Oats and the Tide. Someone to watch out for in the coming months.


G Justin Turner (Bowling Green)-

A soon-to-be 2x first-team All-MAC selection, Turner is an explosive guard who’s averaged 15+ PPG in 3 consecutive years for the Falcons. Additionally, Turner made 42.7-percent from the field and 36.1-percent of his 108 three-pointer field goal attempts last season as a RS Junior. With Turner looking for an open offensive system, Alabama is expected to be a major contender in his recruitment. Turner will be eligible immediately as a grad-transfer.


C Jordan Bruner (Yale)-

The 6-9, 205lbs grad-transfer is arguably the most well-rounded center in this year’s transfer cycle. A very tough and instinctive player, Bruner averaged 10.9ppg, 9.2rebs, 3.7asts, 1.7blk and 1.0stl as a Junior for the Bulldogs. Bruner may test the NBA draft waters, but if he elects to spend another year in college, Alabama will likely be a finalist-- alongside other notable programs such as Baylor, Arkansas and Maryland.


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