The Alabama basketball team is regarded as one of the top up-and-coming programs in the nation. Two years ago, the Tide had one of its best seasons in program history, securing a 21-6 regular season record which included a SEC regular season championship. Alabama also won its seventh SEC tournament championship with a nail-biting 79-80 win over the LSU Tigers. The Tide ended up reaching the Sweet Sixteen, losing in a heartbreaker to UCLA in overtime.

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Alabama followed up their spectacular 2021 season with a frustrating 2022 campaign, stumbling to a 19-14 record. The Tide accumulated big wins over teams such as Gonzaga, Baylor, and Houston, but they dropped many games to inferior opponents like Georgia and Missouri. Alabama ended up falling to Vanderbilt in the first round of the SEC tournament and the same thing against Notre Dame in March Madness.

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After a disappointing season, Nate Oats & Co. went out and revamped the roster, bringing in the third overall recruiting class in the nation. This class included 5-star Brandon Miller, and top transfers Mark Sears and Dominick Welch. In the 2023 class, the Tide has already signed three recruits, Sam Walters, Davin Cosby, and R.J Johnson. Alabama is still set out on the recruiting trail, as they plan to host 4-star forward Mouhamed Dioubate this weekend.

Dioubate, a 6-7 200 lbs forward from Putnam Science Academy in Flushing, NY, has the Tide placed in his top five alongside Kansas St., Maryland, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech.

The New York native is an extremely versatile wing, capable of defending multiple positions, and with a intriguing combination of scoring and rebounding. Dioubate would mesh perfectly into coach Oats's scheme, providing an ability to provide a spark on both sides of the court. The 6-7 forward would be a big get for Nate Oats and his staff.

As the Tide looks to bounce back after an extremely frustrating past season, keeping the future in mind is always an important part of sustained success. Nate Oats and friends need to continue to keep reloading every off-season if they want to keep up with the Blue Bloods of college basketball.

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