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phil4bama
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Thoughts on fan capacity for basketball games?

My personal opinion is due to being indoors, fans will be excluded or limited to 20-25% capacity at best. But I‘m leaning toward the notion they will just completely exclude fans unless and until a vaccine or treatment is approved. Hope I’m wrong because I want to catch a game with our first Final Four team.


Allthatfades
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Well if they go with the bubble deal, there certainly won’t be any fans.


Crede15
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Article in The Athletic this morning about the team: LINK

You need a paid subscription, but there were a few interesting quotes from Oats:

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“I could sit here and downplay expectations because that’s what coaches try to do. We’d be lucky to get 20 wins and all that coach-speak garbage. I’m not going to do that,” he says. “That’s a coach trying to protect himself. No, we’re going to be good. Anything less than a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, we’re going to be disappointed. I don’t see any need in trying to downplay it: We should be competing for an SEC championship and making a run in the NCAA Tournament.”


Crede15
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
There is a lot going on in that article. We would have "won a lot more games if Quinnerly" had been available. Petty is "the most natural shooter he's ever seen." Keon Ellis has been our best 3 point shooter since workouts started, Keon Ambrose-Hylton "has to play" because he does a lot of good things. Rojas is tough, yada yada.

Oh and Tchikou might have the highest upside on the team.

Reading between the lines, Gary isn't quite back to normal and Miles probably won't play a lot this year. He seemed high on pretty much everyone though.

Oats isn't much for coach speak, or he's trying to raise the overall confidence level because we have sort of learned how to lose over the last....10-15 years.
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Chadaristic
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Dan Gavitt tells @dandakich and @SethOnHoops that the NCAA will set a start date for college basketball.

Once that is determined, it's up to conferences and institutions when games will begin.


Chadaristic
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
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“I could sit here and downplay expectations because that’s what coaches try to do. We’d be lucky to get 20 wins and all that coach-speak garbage. I’m not going to do that,” he says. “That’s a coach trying to protect himself. No, we’re going to be good. Anything less than a high seed in the NCAA Tournament, we’re going to be disappointed. I don’t see any need in trying to downplay it: We should be competing for an SEC championship and making a run in the NCAA Tournament.”




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Chadaristic
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
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Dan Gavitt tells @dandakich and @SethOnHoops that the NCAA will set a start date for college basketball.

Once that is determined, it's up to conferences and institutions when games will begin.


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Dan Gavitt also tells @dandakich and @SethOnHoops that the current minimum number of games for a college basketball program in is 25, but there will likely be a recommendation to reduce that number by maybe as much as 50% --- to 13 games --- due to COVID-19.


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More:

Dan Gavitt also told @dandakich and @SethOnHoops that if there's an unequal number of games or a conference tournament can't be played, conferences will have the flexibility to name their league regular season champion as their automatic qualifier for the NCAA Tournament.



Chadaristic
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There is a proposal to start the season on Saturday, Nov. 21, source told @Stadium. Also on the table is limiting maximum number of games to 24 (plus 3 in a multi-team event) or 25 (plus two in an MTE).


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Robot Santa
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Oats isn't much for coach speak


It's a welcome change after 4 years with a coach who is physically incapable of speaking in any way that doesn't include catchphrases, platitudes, and sports cliches.

That's also interesting to hear about KAH. I think most had him penciled in as a redshirt candidate.
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Crede15
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Was the most surprising part to me. Here's the full blurb:

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Keon Ambrose-Hylton, a 6-8 freshman, is an active, athletic, high-energy option who “is going to play, has to play, because he does all the stuff it takes to win,” Oats says.


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Robot Santa
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Yeah that's some pretty glowing praise from Oats. I figured it was more that he came in more physically developed than they expected and he's working hard. That makes it sound like he's Herb 2.0 though, and those dudes will always find their way onto the court for a coach like Oats.


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RollTide4Ever
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Not surprising, I can tell KAH will be a stud on the college level.


Bryant91092
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Love the confidence...now please just show the results


Bamafan18
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He was very confident last year too although injuries plagued us. I just wanna see results


Allthatfades
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Just sucks that it’s going to be such a weird season and we have the potential to be really good. Little to no fans. Very few if any non conference games. Perhaps playing in a bubble. Would love to watch this team in Coleman against LSU and Watford with a packed house.


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Chadaristic
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The women's and men's basketball oversight committees convened again on Friday and decided to change the proposed start date for the 2020-21 season from Nov. 25 up to Nov. 21, sources told CBS Sports. The news was first reported by Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

The two-hour meeting focused in large part around upping the start date to accommodate multi-team events (MTEs), which had been a driving force the past week-plus for reconsidering Nov. 25, a date oversight committees agreed to during their Sept. 1 meeting.

Nov. 23 had also been pushed by some recently, according to numerous sources, as it's the most populated date on the calendar wherein MTEs are scheduled to tip off. One source indicated that Nov. 21 added a couple more MTEs to the pile. On Friday it was put into the oversight committees' proposal package to the Division I Council, which is the governing body that will meet Sept. 16 and ultimately decide whether to accept multiple recommendations surrounding the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season.

The committees also agreed on Friday to reduce the maximum allowable regular-season games for this season. It's normally 31, but now it will be targeted at 28 if a team plays in an MTE, or 26 if it does not. The minimum allowable number of games for postseason consideration is targeted for 13, a number NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt lobbed out as a possibility Thursday on the "Courtside with Dakich and Greenberg" podcast. The stipulation for 13 games, according to one source, is all 13 games must be against Division I competition.

The committees also will make a recommendation -- but not an outright requirement -- that teams play at least four nonconference games if circumstances reasonably allow for it. This was not a universally agreed to recommendation, but will be part of the proposal nonetheless. The thinking behind this is to encourage every league to seek to play nonconference games in an effort to help with college basketball's metrics and eventual NCAA Tournament selection. A separate source added that powerful programs have been consistently lobbying behind the scenes to allow for as many nonconference games as possible in an effort to normalize the regular season and also provide small schools a chance for more games in an unpredictable schedule climate.

As for crucial COVID-19 testing, the recommended protocol for NCAA Division I basketball is expected to require testing at least three times per week.

There is one potential downside to starting on Nov. 21: by starting on a Saturday, a football weekend would easily overshadow college hoops' start. That would not have been as much the case on Monday, Nov. 23, and certainly not on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

There is no assurance college basketball season can begin in late November, but optimism still runs high throughout the sport that such a goal is achievable, especially as news updates nearly each week with improvements in testing capabilities.


Chadaristic
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Noted college basketball MTEs initially slated to begin between 11/19 and 11/25:

Myrtle Beach Invitational
Charleston Classic
Maui Invitational
Preseason NIT
Battle 4 Atlantis
Cancun Challenge
Cayman Island Classic
Fort Myers Tip-Off
HOF Classic (KC)
MGM Resorts Main Event


Allthatfades
Mississippi
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Has anybody seen any college basketball futures yet?


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IB4bama
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread
Oats did say we should make the big dance before last season.
The only thing concerning about this team is what happens if JQ gets hurt.


Chadaristic
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re: Bama Basketball Offseason Megathread


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Despite an offseason of great uncertainty, College Basketball is on the Horizon. With that, it is time to rank the Top-100 Players in College Basketball for the 2020-21 season.


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71.Jaden Shackelford – Sophomore, Alabama

2019-20 Stats: 15.0 PPG, 1.4 APG, 4.5 RPG

In year two of the Nate Oats era, the Tide will be looking to make the NCAA Tournament and a big reason for that is the development of sophomore guard Jaden Shackelford. Shackelford is a 6’3” guard who is a very good scorer, that can make shots at all three levels. Look for Shackelford to be the go-to option for Alabama this upcoming season, while helping the team make the NCAA Tournament.


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