Alabama freshman center Raymond Hawkins has entered the NCAA transfer portal, BamaOnLine has confirmed. Matt Zenitz of AL.com was first to report the portal move.
Hawkins came because He had committed to Oats at Buffalo. Oats didn’t want to leave him hanging before signing day. CNO did him a favor. This wasn’t a regular signing. Oats is a high character guy. This should come as ZERO red flags.Not trying to start something or say this is a red flag, but I hate that this is an Oats signee. But it said he was late to sign so Oats may not have taken him under normal circumstances.
I wish Hawkins well wherever he goes.
JQ, Shaq, Jones, Rojas are all potential starters next season. Forbes has shown flashes of being a good player so it is a matter of consistency with him. Same for Davis although I see him as a career backup guy and not a full-time starter. Gary is an unknown but I would hope he is a more athletic version of Davis/Smith/Reese. Petty could come back as could Lewis, Reese, and Smith. It's all speculation at this point.So, Q, Davis, Shackelford, and who would be the other 2 starters? I think Petty comes back. So that would leave us needing another 3-4 who can shoot. Reese should have been that guy. But he either has small hands or his court vision is bad.
Anything is possible but I haven't heard any chatter about Shaq declaring for the draft. He had a great second half of the season but hopefully he realizes that to come back next season he could be one of the premier players in the country and a much higher rated player by the NBA.Any chance Shaq declares? Cecil’s 5-6 seems like a big number meaning some unexpected departures would have to happen.
I wouldn’t expect him to leave either. I was just scratching my head on how to get to 5-6Anything is possible but I haven't heard any chatter about Shaq declaring for the draft. He had a great second half of the season but hopefully he realizes that to come back next season he could be one of the premier players in the country and a much higher rated player by the NBA.
The extra year back is going to then have an impact on freshman classes and overall scholarship roster limits in all sports. I wonder how the NCAA will deal with those issues too.IF the proposal to give players another year of eligibility comes to fruition, anybody think Bolden comes back?