Alabama’s Basketball Court Gets a Makeover
Heading into Coach Nate Oats' second year the court at Coleman Coliseum has undergone a makeover. While the changes are not overly drastic, the updated design adds an element of excitement as we move into the second year under Oats. Alabama Athletics revealed the court on their social media this week.
The center court logo now includes the outline of the state of Alabama. The lanes were changed from from darker hardwood to now crimson colored paint. Two subtle changes make the court look brand-new.
Coach Oats is expecting to enjoy more success in year two in Tuscaloosa after reeling in the 22nd ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports. Alabama's most important addition came via grad-transfer Jordan Bruner who is not calculated in the Crimson Tide Recruiting class.
The Tide will also have former five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly take the court for Coach Oats after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules. Alabama brings back top-defender Herb Jones and is expected to have James Rojas and Juwan Gary back from ACL injuries that robbed them of the 2019-20 season.
While a large contingent of Alabama fans want to see Coleman Coliseum completely renovated or torn down entirely it will likely be a while before that happens. Alabama is completing phase one of The Crimson Standard, a project that sees renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium and then will address Coleman Coliseum.
The pandemic and uncertainty around football attendance puts the Coleman Coliseum aspect of that project on the back burner until the first phase of the project is completed and more funds are raised.