2009-2010 Alabama College Basketball Predictions
2009-2010 Alabama Predictions
2008-09 Record: (18-14, 7-9 SEC West)
Coach: Anthony Grant (1st year)
Assistants: John Brannen, Dan Hipsher, Antoine Pettway
Ret. Starters/Lost: 4/1
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Overview: Alabama is in rebuilding mode after firing Mark Gottfried and going with former VCU head coach Anthony Grant. The Crimson Tide did finish 18-14 overall last season, but just 7-9 in the league. They have to replace top scorer Alonzo Gee (15ppg, 7.2rpg), who was as tough as they come for a wing player. The backcourt is anchored by senior point guard Mikhail Torrance (6-5, 210), who averaged 10ppg last season. Anthony Brock (5-9, 165) can also play the point, but is a very solid shooter (5.6ppg). Junior Senario Hillman (6-1, 192) is a great athlete, who averaged 12.9ppg last season, but is a two-guard in a point’s body. Up front, Grant was fortunate that sophomore JaMychal Green (6-9, 220) returned after a strong freshman season. He averaged 10.3ppg and 7.6rpg and is a very talented shotblocker. Junior Justin Knox (6-9, 240) added 5.7ppg and 5.1rpg last year. Freshman Tony Mithcell (6-6, 185) is a talented wing player who could fill Gee’s spot at small forward, though he lacks his strength. Freshman guard Charvez Davis (6-3, 180) is an outstanding three-pint shooter, and JC transfer who should help off the bench.
Outlook: Alabama is at least a year away from competing when Grant gets his own players. Right now, they will have to learn how to defend 40 minutes, like his teams at VCU did.
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