Nate Oats is quite the talent evaluator.

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Alabama men’s basketball signees Derrion Reid and Aiden Sherrell have been selected to the McDonald’s Boys High School All-American game, organizers announced Tuesday. Alabama is one of five schools in the country that has signed two McDonald’s All-Americans, along with Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Rutgers.

"You got two of the top 24 players in America coming in," Oats said. "That's pretty good."

And it is.

This  marks the third time in program history and second time under Oats that the Crimson Tide will have two signees represented at the annual event in the same year. The only other occurrences came in 2022 when signees Jaden Bradley and Brandon Miller played in the event and in 1981 when Bobby Lee Hurt and Ennis Whatley were recognized.

Reid and Sherrell become the 17th and 18th program signees to earn the honor as part of the top prep players in the nation, and sixth and seventh in the last eight years alone.

Under Oats, the Tide has signed four McDonald’s All-American selections (Jaden Bradley, Brandon Miller, JD Davison and Jahvon Quinerly). Other former Alabama players to be honored with the distinction include: Devonta Pollard (2012), JaMychal Green (2008), Richard Hendrix (2005), Mo Williams (2001), Gerald Wallace (2000), James “Hollywood” Robinson (1989), Jamal Faulkner (Arizona State transfer, 1989), Buck Johnson (1982), Ennis Whatley (1981) and Bobby Lee Hurt (1981).

Here are the player profiles:

DERRION REID | F | 6-8 | 200 | GROVETOWN, GA. (PROLIFIC PREP)

  • A five-star prospect, Reid is rated as the No. 8 player nationally and the No. 5 small forward the country by ESPN
  • Named to the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year Midseason Team
  • Reid ranks as the fourth-highest rated recruit in program history behind Collin Sexton, Brandon Miller and JD Davison per 247Sports
  • Averaged 17.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game on the Nike EYBL Circuit with Team Thad
  • Posted six games with 20 points or more on the EYBL circuit

AIDEN SHERRELL | F | 6-10 | 225 | DETROIT, MICH. (PROLIFIC PREP)

  • A five-star prospect, rated as the No. 2 power forward in the country by Rivals and the No. 14 player overall by On3
  • Named to the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List
  • Averaged 18.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game in the Overtime Elite League
  • On the Nike EYBL Circuit, Sherrell averaged 13.0 points and 5.2 rebounds with Vegas Elite
  • Plays with fellow Alabama commit Derrion Reid at Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif.

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