Alabama freshman guard Joshua Primo was selected No. 12 overall by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2021 NBA Draft. Primo's selection gives the Alabama Crimson Tide its second first round lottery draft pick in two years following Kira Lewis's selection in last year's draft.
The Canadian is the youngest player in the NBA Draft and appears to be trending as the first Alabama player drafted, ahead of SEC Player of the Year Herb Jones and the school record holder for 3-point makes John Petty. Primo is ranked the No. 25 prospect in the draft by ESPN, making him a candidate to be picked in the late first round.
Alabama guard Josh Primo announced on Wednesday morning that he has declared for the 2021 NBA Draft but plans to sign with an NCAA certified agent, which keeps the option to return to college on the table for him.
Alabama basketball is on a nine-game winning steak and has yet to lose a game in conference play. A large part of the Crimson Tide basketball team has become freshman combo guard Josh Primo. Primo was honored by the SEC this week for his play and named SEC Freshman of the Week.
Happy Canada Day! Or as our neighbors up north would say, “Joyeux Jour du Canada!” Today, July 1st is Canada’s form of Independence Day, so I thought I would elaborate on the many common connections that the University of Alabama has with our fellow North American country.