Tide hoops recruiting: What now?
September, 19, 2012
By Greg Ostendorf | ESPN Insider
Courtesy of Reggie RankinAnthony Barber's commitment to North Carolina State has Alabama readjusting its basketball recruiting board quite a bit.In 2013, point guard was supposed to be a priority for the University of Alabama’s recruiting class, but over the weekend, the Crimson Tide lost two top targets as five-star Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber committed to North Carolina State and combo guard Rashawn Powell committed to Memphis. UA was a finalist for each recruit.
The Alabama coaching staff had also been in contact with ESPN 100 point guards Kendal Harris and Jaren Sina, but Harris committed to USC and Sina gave a verbal pledge to Northwestern. Now, the Tide are still searching for their floor general of the future.
Missing out on Barber and Powell hurts, but it doesn’t take away from a good class that still has the potential to be a great class. Alabama already has commitments from 6-foot-10 center Jimmie Taylor and ESPN 100 forward Shannon Hale, and it's not done. Here’s a look at some of the top prospects available and interested in the Tide.
Players Provide Playoff Picks
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State