Coach Nate Oats and the Alabama basketball team have lost two more players to the transfer portal.

Both James Rojas and Britton Johnson announced their decisions to seek a new opportunity Monday. Rojas is the fifth scholarship athlete from the team to leave and Johnson is the second walk-on. Both players were honored by the team on senior night this season and have received diplomas from the University.

Despite both players having played for four seasons and having been honored on senior night this season, they each have an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Get our free mobile app

Rojas came to the Crimson Tide by way of Hutchinson Community College in 2019. He redshirted his first year with the program due to an ACL tear and continued to deal with ACL issues throughout his career in Tuscaloosa.

Despite the injuries keeping him from seeing more minutes on the court, Rojas was an emotional leader for the team and someone Oats encouraged younger players to look up to, saying that he modeled the style of “blue collar basketball” well.

Johnson has been a walk-on player for the Tide for four seasons. In his time at the University, he’s played in 29 games and started one, the 2022 senior night game. Johnson has been a fan favorite for playing hard and leaving it all on the court in the sparingly few minutes he has gotten throughout his career and has earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in three seasons (2019, 2020, 2021).

Million Dollar Band Preview Show

The Top 10 Hottest Alabama Players from the 2021 Season

Alabama has seen its fair share of smoke shows and the 2021 team is no exception. We look back on the season and rank our top 10 hottest players; some we will see next year, and others we will mourn not seeing in Crimson again.

Notable Bama Players to Play in the WNBA