Bruner Transfers to Bama
Nate Oats goes into the transfer portal and emerges with First-Team All-Ivy League player Jordan Bruner according to Tyler DeLuca. Bruner is a graduate transfer from Yale. He is a 6-foot-9 forward, he averaged 10.9 points and 9.2 rebounds last year for the Yale Bulldogs in 2019.
According to Tyler DeLuca, Bruner commented on his decision saying, "I'm wired to prove people wrong. A lot of people think Alabama is the worst team out of the three, but I believe in myself, my new teammates, and Coach Oats' vision. We're going to be one of the best teams in the country."
Bruner chose the Crimson Tide over Maryland and Baylor. He had submitted his name into the NBA Draft process but decides to play next season at the Capstone instead.
Bruner made just over 1 3-point shot per game last season shooting 32% from beyond the arc for the 2019-20 season. He started all 28 games last season for the Bulldogs, the Bulldogs finished last season 23-7, finishing first in the Ivy League with a record of 11-3.
The forward score 23 points against Brown last season for his season high, he pulled down 15 boards against North Carolina for his season rebounding high. He secured double-digit rebounds in 10 games last season.
Bruner becomes the fourth player to choose the Crimson Tide in the last two weeks. He joins five-star guard Josh Primo, four-star JUCO guard Keon Ellis and three-star forward Darius Miles. As a graduate transfer, Bruner will not count towards Alabama's recruiting class but his impact will be felt on the court in 2020.
The incoming group of four joins already signed Keon Ambrose-Hylton, a four-star forward out of Canada. Coach Oats has put in countless hours retooling the Crimson Tide roster and its paid off on the recruiting trail.