Roster Management for 24-25

dayhiker

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I have until September to decide, but am very tempted to get 2. I'm sure I can give away tickets to games that I can't attend. Honestly, I'll be lucky to make it to 50% of the games.
 

TexasBama

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This is paywalled, but here's some excerpts


Now looking at Alabama’s roster, let’s start with a few potential starting lineups:

Sears-Wrightsell-Mallette-Nelson-Omoruyi

Sears-Wrightsell-Youngblood-Nelson-Omoruyi


These lineups are a rarity in today’s game: five senior starters (these six players have combined for 470 career starts). The combinations allow for Alabama to play a more traditional five: a lead guard to set the offense up (Sears), a combo guard (Wrightsell), an athletic wing (Mallette/Youngblood) and a formidable power forward-center combo (Nelson, Omoruyi).


Sears-Wrightsell/Mallette/Youngblood-Reid-Nelson-Omoruyi

This lineup introduces the possibility of Reid or Stevenson starting. Alabama’s portal success almost has overshadowed Reid, who is the fourth-highest-rated recruit in program history (No. 16 overall according to 247Sports) behind Collin Sexton, Brandon Miller and JD Davison. This week, he was named to the Team USA U18 national team that will compete in the 2024 FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup in June.


Holloway-Sears-Wrightsell/Mallette/Youngblood/Reid-Nelson-Omoruyi

This lineup is probably the most unlikely, but it sure would be fun. This lineup would feature a Holloway and Sears combo where both would have the chance to run the offense and operate as off-ball scorers — something Sears didn’t get to do a lot of last season. The drawback is the size of a Holloway-Sears backcourt, but it could be a lineup used in spot minutes this season. Overall, adding Holloway and Philon was crucial. Having multiple point guards to lighten Sears’ load (averaged 34 minutes last season) is going to pay dividends.


 

AlexanderFan

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This is paywalled, but here's some excerpts


Now looking at Alabama’s roster, let’s start with a few potential starting lineups:

Sears-Wrightsell-Mallette-Nelson-Omoruyi

Sears-Wrightsell-Youngblood-Nelson-Omoruyi


These lineups are a rarity in today’s game: five senior starters (these six players have combined for 470 career starts). The combinations allow for Alabama to play a more traditional five: a lead guard to set the offense up (Sears), a combo guard (Wrightsell), an athletic wing (Mallette/Youngblood) and a formidable power forward-center combo (Nelson, Omoruyi).


Sears-Wrightsell/Mallette/Youngblood-Reid-Nelson-Omoruyi

This lineup introduces the possibility of Reid or Stevenson starting. Alabama’s portal success almost has overshadowed Reid, who is the fourth-highest-rated recruit in program history (No. 16 overall according to 247Sports) behind Collin Sexton, Brandon Miller and JD Davison. This week, he was named to the Team USA U18 national team that will compete in the 2024 FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup in June.


Holloway-Sears-Wrightsell/Mallette/Youngblood/Reid-Nelson-Omoruyi

This lineup is probably the most unlikely, but it sure would be fun. This lineup would feature a Holloway and Sears combo where both would have the chance to run the offense and operate as off-ball scorers — something Sears didn’t get to do a lot of last season. The drawback is the size of a Holloway-Sears backcourt, but it could be a lineup used in spot minutes this season. Overall, adding Holloway and Philon was crucial. Having multiple point guards to lighten Sears’ load (averaged 34 minutes last season) is going to pay dividends.


Oats job this year is to take these all star ingredients and make a championship dish.
 

CrimsonTitles

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Sears-Wrightsell/Mallette/Youngblood-Reid-Nelson-Omoruyi

This lineup introduces the possibility of Reid or Stevenson starting. Alabama’s portal success almost has overshadowed Reid, who is the fourth-highest-rated recruit in program history (No. 16 overall according to 247Sports) behind Collin Sexton, Brandon Miller and JD Davison. This week, he was named to the Team USA U18 national team that will compete in the 2024 FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup in June.
NY Times dropped the ball on this one. Reid is actually our #2 highest ever recruit (behind only Sexton), according to 247. Just figured it was worth noting.
 
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BamaMoon

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Sounds like Reid is showing out.

I don't know how these National teams stack up in terms of talent to college competition, but in the equivalent of playing 32 minutes in those first two games (about what a starter might get in one normal game) he'd been averaging over 20 points and 17 rebounds a game!

He's going to be a monster on the boards and that'll be the quickest way into a starting role as a TF.
 

BamaBooey

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After reading article on Reid, the depth chart may look like this by SEC play:

PG
Sears
Holloway
Philon

SG
Wrightsell
Youngblood
Mallette

SF
Reid
Mallette
Dioubate
Cunningham

PF
Nelson
Stevenson
Reid

C
Omoruyi
Sherrell
Nelson

I think somebody redshirts (Cunningham?)
 

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