Tevin's decision to transfer means the coaching staff have a scholarship to give. It appears their primary recruiting target for that scholarship is Villanova transfer and former McDonald's All-American, Jahvon Quinerly, who was in Tuscaloosa earlier this week for a visit. Quinerly is a 6'1, 175 lb guard. The four schools that appear to have emerged as leaders for him are Bama, Pittsburgh (he's visiting there today), Arkansas and Georgia. Quinerly will have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer rules.
👀 looks like a good fit pic.twitter.com/5iY2RJ42vA— Alabama Roundball (@BamaRoundball) May 28, 2019
In Other News:
1] Not long after Trendon Watford elected to commit to LSU, Alabama announced that Juco All-American James Rojas had signed. The 6'8, 215 lb forward led Hutchinson Community College in scoring at 19 pts per game (his points per 40 minutes was an astounding 29.4), while also averaging 6.8 rebs and 1.5 stls. His shooting percentages were impressive: 50.4% FG, 38.4% from 3, and 79.5% from the free throw line. While I was disappointed to see Trendon leave the state, signing a Juco All-American isn't a bad consolation prize. If Rojas is able to transition his game successfully from Juco to major college basketball, he could be a pleasant surprise for the team this season.
2] The Alabama player that will likely generate the most hype entering next season will be sophomore Kira Lewis, Jr. He could possibly be a preseason All-SEC selection, and also a member of the USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team. Kira has been invited to Colorado Springs this summer for the training camp to select the final 12-man roster. Kira is one of 34 athletes selected to attend the camp. Finalists will be announced on June 18, the team will be announced June 24, and the FIBA World Cup takes place in Greece June 29 - July 7. Good luck to Kira.