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mistaken4193
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re: Tide Hoops | Offseason
That’s why I like you so much Joka. Me and you are basically the same


Joka2kold
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I appreciate that! Ain't nothing wrong with that bro


Chadaristic
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The SEC released the women’s conference schedules, so the men’s should be coming soon.


Joka2kold
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Yes! I can't wait. Our strength of schedule will probably be top 10 this season.


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AbSnopes
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I love how y’all just know what goes on behind closed doors


Just believing what Saban said about Jimbo and A&M applies to SEC basketball too.


IRobbedMyMom
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How would you explain the Brandon Miller signing? The G league was his other option, but you believe he signed with us without any indication of an NIL deal, or a form of income? Our “NIL is terrible” speculation and assumption y’all spout isn’t fact.


TrojanTide
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RJ Johnson from Grissom got an offer today. Interesting as us and UGA are his biggest offers, and then mid majors after that


BigBird09
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RJ Johnson from Grissom got an offer today. Interesting as us and UGA are his biggest offers, and then mid majors after that



Joka is about to come tell us how great he is. A 6'2" Chris Paul


In all seriousness, I hope our response to the NIL issues is to save up for transfers instead of reaching for HS talent. I don't know much about him other than his rankings and offers though, so maybe this isn't a reach? Feels like it though coming off the Dilione news.


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BigBird09
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How would you explain the Brandon Miller signing? The G league was his other option, but you believe he signed with us without any indication of an NIL deal, or a form of income? Our “NIL is terrible” speculation and assumption y’all spout isn’t fact.



Being a legacy here, coming off a huge year, and the risk of top players being too exposed with the larger jump in competition probably had a little to do with the decision as well (see Jaden Hardy).

The thing that seems lost among the "everything is fine" crowd is 3 months ago, Oats literally was talking about how we're being outbidded in the transfer and HS markets currently and need the NIL help. These claims/concerns aren't just coming from the results of this year's class.

Am I concerned that we will go back to being a middling program? No. It's just annoying af that we could being doing better and aren't right now.
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Joka2kold
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Brandon Miller never needed money so I don't know where you or whoever is getting that from.


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Joka2kold
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I don't really know him like that but I can find out.

Nice jab!


BigBird09
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Nice jab!


I only direct jokes towards those that can take them well. Lord knows we have some very scarred Bama fans on this board. You balance this board out all by yourself


This post was edited on 8/17 at 8:42 pm


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East Coast Band
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The SEC released the women’s conference schedules, so the men’s should be coming soon.

Crazy that the season is only a few months away and a schedule hasn't been released.


Bryant91092
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A basketball group I’m in says we’ll be hosting Liberty on 11/11 so if that’s true, I think there’s only one non conference game left to figure out.


Chadaristic
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Crazy that the season is only a few months away and a schedule hasn't been released.


Looks like the SEC released the conference schedule last year on September 9th, so that's still about three weeks away.

And we released our noncon schedule last year on August 31st, so that's almost two weeks away.


I'm assuming we should have a full schedule to look at in less than a month at most.


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Chadaristic
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A basketball group I’m in says we’ll be hosting Liberty on 11/11


If true, we would start with these four games before heading out to the PK85:

11/7/22 | Longwood
11/11/22 | Liberty
11/15/22 | @ South Alabama
11/18/22 | Jacksonville State


Kind of love that start to the season tbh.


Chadaristic
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Crimson Crossover Exclusive: One on One with RJ Johnson

Guard RJ Johnson from Grissom High School received an offer from Alabama following the conclusion of his visit of Alabama. Johnson is the top ranked player in the state of Alabama for the 2023 recruiting cycle and is ranked as a three star, per 247 Sports. He is coming off a solid summer playing lead guard for the GA Stars EYBL program. Alabama fans should expect Johnson to rise in the rankings as the season begins.

Johnson is a bulldog type of point guard who does all the little things well. He’ll get into opposing guards and defend, he rebounds at a high level for his size, and gets to the free throw line at an efficient rate. Per Synergy, Johnson shot 38% from three, on a small sample size of 34 attempts. His best qualities, in my opinion, come on the defensive end. He is a strong guard who doesn’t get pushed off his spots and can dictate where smaller guards are able to get on the court. Johnson’s intensity on both ends of the floor won’t be questioned. He does everything Nate Oats and Co. are looking for in a “Blue Collar” player – hustling for loose balls, crashing the boards, guarding hard on and off the ball. He is a player who makes it evident in his game that he is hungry to win and hungry to improve. Johnson possesses qualities you like to see in a multi-year guard who adds value to your culture and on the court. Johnson should see his national ranking rise as recruiting services update their rankings from this summer’s live period. Johnson took time after his visit to chat with us on the latest in his recruitment, how his visit went, and how it felt to receive an offer from Alabama.

How did you like your visit today? What did you think of the campus?

“At first, I had mixed emotions not knowing what I was getting into, but as soon as I met everybody it started to feel like I had known them for a while. The campus was great. There are a lot of people and easy access to everything you would need as an athlete.”

Did you have a particular player you spent the day with? Or was it mainly with the coaching staff or a group of players?

“I spent lunch with Noah Clowney, Brandon Miller, and the coaching staff. Then I spent some time with the guys in the lounge and chopped it up with them.”

What are your thoughts on the guys you spent time with and the coaching staff?

“The guys felt like big brothers, and it was fun to chop it up and talk about everything, not just basketball. Coach Pettway and Oats are really great people.”

What about from a basketball standpoint? How do you see yourself potentially fitting Alabama’s style?

“They see me as one of the four guards out there with a 5. No specific spot. I can play all over and play like to JD and Herb. I can attack the rim, knock down open threes, and kick to shooters in the corner. They think I can be a potential pro I just have to keep working.”

How do you see yourself fitting in? What do you like about Alabama’s system?

“I think I could be an immediate impact player anywhere I go just because if anything, I am going to play hard and defend. Alabama gets out in transition and attacks or kicks for three.”

Your commitment date is set for August 22nd, is that still the plan?

“My family and I have decided to wait until after Labor Day.”

For those unfamiliar with your game, how would you describe yourself? What are your strengths and what areas do you want to improve during your senior year?

“I am a playmaker who will do anything to win. I can get you a bucket whenever I need to. I love getting downhill and finding open teammates. This year I am hoping to show off my three-ball because I can shoot your eye out.”

How did it feel to get the Alabama offer today?

“It felt like opening a gift at Christmas. It’s like receiving what you have been praying and asking for.”

RJ Johnson is a player that Alabama fans should keep an eye on as his decision date draws near.


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Robot Santa
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He does everything Nate Oats and Co. are looking for in a “Blue Collar” player – hustling for loose balls, crashing the boards, guarding hard on and off the ball. He is a player who makes it evident in his game that he is hungry to win and hungry to improve. Johnson possesses qualities you like to see in a multi-year guard who adds value to your culture and on the court. 


I hope I'm wrong because it seems inevitable that he's going to be signing with us, but to me this is just a polite way of saying "great kid, but not really a P-6 talent."


SummerOfGeorge
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I hope I'm wrong because it seems inevitable that he's going to be signing with us, but to me this is just a polite way of saying "great kid, but not really a P-6 talent."



Isn't Johnson supposed to be a pretty highly regarded player?


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