An In-Depth Look At The Seniors Of Alabama Basketball
The Seniors on the basketball team have seen many ups and downs in their four years. Coaching changes, a pandemic, and much more have shaped these young men into the special characters they are today. Lets take a moment to look back and remember a great class!
Walk-Ons: Tyler Barnes, Britton Johnson, and Kendall Wall
These Seniors have shown tremendous support throughout their time with the Tide. They are the pieces that mold this team during the offseason in practice. Coach Oats has seen much improvement in each walk-on, and that has directly correlated to challenging the starters in practice which in return makes everyone better.
These guys are the ideal teammates, and they are the first ones shown on the sideline after a big play was made. Always hyping up the crowd and the team, these Seniors commitment won't go unnoticed.
Jones became a fan favorite quickly after arriving on campus in Tuscaloosa. He immediately showed great hustle on both sides of the floor. Jones after a few seasons took the reigns of this team and has ever since been it's leader.
Doubling his scoring average this season compared to his previous three seasons, Jones looks to finish his Senior season with much hardware, including a championship. Battling through injuries each season, Jones will never be forgotten by the Alabama faithful.
Reese is a guy who has played all four years and has produced quality minutes each season. Each year his workload was increased, yet Reese handled everything coming his way. He like everyone else dealt with the coaching change, which led him to prove to the new staff that he belongs.
Reese certainly belongs, as he knocks down three point looks and finishes strong at the rim consistently. Two things that are a staple in Coach Oats offense.
John Petty is a guy who could have went pro after last season, but chose to come back for his Senior year to do something not many can say they have done at Alabama.
Petty leads Alabama all time in three point shots made, and three point shots made in one game. A flamethrower from beyond the arch, Petty has stuck it out all four years to develop his game for the better. Now all he wants is a championship just like the rest.
Petty is a star who will truly be missed.
Bruner is a graduate Senior transfer from Yale. Bruner has made an instant impact on campus in Tuscaloosa. Providing big minutes in a starting Center position for the Tide. Alabama lacked depth at the big men positions, and Bruner really helped fill that need.
Bouncing back from a knee injury, Bruner looks to finish his last collegiate year strong.
All of these Seniors will be missed dearly, and will be forever remembered by all Tide fans.