Thursday, August 16, 2018

Coleman Coliseum Renovations part of $600 Million Facilities upgrade

The University unveiled plans for the "Crimson Standard" initiative today, which will include upgrades to Bryant-Denny Stadium, Coleman Coliseum, the Mal Moore building, as well as the softball and golf facilities.  Obviously we will be focusing on the Coleman part of this.  Here is a video, skip to :38 second mark for the Coleman renditions:

Here are some more pictures and info from the Crimson Tide Foundation.

Finally here's an article from and a timeline.  Follow me after the break for my thoughts

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kira Lewis Reclassifies To 2018; Commits To Alabama

Big recruiting news on Friday as in-state prospect Kira Lewis (6'3, 160 lbs, Hazel Green, AL) reclassified to 2018, and committed to Alabama. The addition of Lewis improves Alabama's 2018 class to 24th in the 247 team rankings.

Alabama fans on social media (and elsewhere) are obviously excited about this news. Lewis was considered a top target - maybe THE top target - for the staff in 2019. Now, not only does he commit, but Alabama gets him a year early. His arrival will also serve a very real need at point guard with the departure of Collin Sexton.

Lewis will enroll immediately so he should be available when the season tips off on November 6th. Garrett Tucker of Hoopseen wrote a quick story about Lewis in the aftermath of his commitment. Click the link to check it out. 

Here are some recent highlights of Kira at the Adidas Gauntlet Finals in Los Angeles.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Colton Houston Breaks Down The Non-Conference Schedule

Colton Houston, the director of basketball operations at Alabama, recently appeared on Wimp and Barry Sanderson's radio show, Inside the Locker Room, on Tide 102.9 to discuss the non-conference schedule as well as other topics. It's an interesting conversation.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Top 100 Prospect Jaylen Forbes Commits To Alabama

Avery Johnson picked up a second commitment in the class of 2019 on Thursday when Top 100 prospect Jaylen Forbes committed to the program. Forbes is a 6'5 guard from Florence, Mississippi. 247 rates him as a 4-star prospect and the 2nd ranked player in the state. There's a long way to go with this recruiting class, but you have to be encouraged as a fan so far with two top 100 prospects already on board.

I like what I've seen of Forbes so far. You have to take highlight videos with a grain of salt, but if he shoots the ball as well as he does in the video below, he'll have a chance to play early and often. He's got the length that Avery seems to prefer in his guards, and looks the part physically.