Alabama made a much earlier exit in the NCAA Tournament this season than fans wanted to see and than most expected to see. Everything about the 2022-2023 squad felt like it was poised to make a Final Four run. Alas, such was not the case, and Nate Oats' squad went home after the Sweet Sixteen for the second time in three seasons.

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Despite that early exit, though, one Alabama player was so dominant that he still managed to be a top-10 blocker in the entire tournament. That, of course, was Charles Bediako.

Being a top-10 blocker among the 64 best teams in college basketball despite only playing three tournament games is indicative of just how dominant Bediako got towards the end of the season. The 7-foot wingman played his best ball when it mattered most: the final stretch of conference play to secure the regular season title, the SEC Tournament, and the NCAA Tournament.

On the year, Bediako nearly doubled the blocks put up by the Tide's next leading blocker, Noah Clowney, with 67.

Bediako is currently in the process of testing the waters of the NBA Draft. That came as a surprise to many fans, but is certainly well-deserved. Feats like being a top-10 blocker in a tournament he only played in half the games of are part of what has garnered Bediako enough interest to be pursuing the opportunity.

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