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RollTide4Ever
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YUP.


Chadaristic
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Class of 2021 forward Alex ‘FrenTchi’ Tchikou is reclassifying to 2020, he told ZAGSBLOG.

The 6-foot-11 Dream City Christian (AZ) power forward is currently ranked No. 12 at his position per 247Sports.com.

“I just think I can get better faster in college than I can in high school,” the Frenchman said. “Get to the NBA more ready.”

Rivals.com first reported the reclass news.

Tchikou is also down to a top eight of Oregon, Alabama, Saint Mary’s, St. John’s, Arizona, USC, Florida State and Illinois, per Tipton Edits.

Tchikou has recently done Zoom calls with Florida State and Alabama.

French native said that of the schools remaining, he speaks with head coaches from Alabama, Arizona, Florida State, Oregon and USC “the most.”

He was previously considering schools such as New Mexico, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Washington, Fresno State, Baylor, Mississippi State, UNLV, Kansas, TCU, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona State, Maryland, NC State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, UCLA, Western Kentucky, UMass, Virginia Tech, Georgetown and San Diego State.




mistaken4193
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If we get him to go with Bruner...... I’m gonna start acting like Fever with my predictions.


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phil4bama
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Just a guess, but I’d say reclassifying is not a great sign for Bama. If we didn’t have room for Sibande, how do we have room for this guy?

I guess the counter argument to that could be we didn’t have room for Nike because Alex told Oats he was coming. And Lord knows we could still use more talented big men.



CrimsonFever
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We have been recruiting him very hard and have one spot open unless Petty comes back. We would make room for him if we have to I am pretty sure.

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DLev45
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We have been recruiting him very hard and have one spot open unless Petty comes back. We would make room for him if we have to I am pretty sure.


Hate to be in the business of "processing" guys, but if you could trade Davis for Tchikou as a 5 for the Oats system, you do that 100 times out of 100.

Top 40 prospect vs. a guy who was ranked 289 nationally coming out and doesn't fit the system, to boot.
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Chadaristic
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Agree 100%.

And I think he should be rated quite a bit higher than he is. Should be a top 20 guy imo.


Robot Santa
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Yeah, Tchikou is a one and done talent. Sucks that it looks like he is FSU bound. I was really hoping we could have pulled a bit of a coup there with Bediako looking less and less likely every time there's an update on him and you find out Coach K has sunk the claws in deeper.


CrimsonFever
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Corey Evans said today that he doesn't have much confidence that he is gonna pick FSU. Said to watch out for the west coast schools.


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Alabama just offered 2021’s Michael Trigg, he told @Stockrisers. He will have the opportunity to play for both Nate Oats and Nick Saban.
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Chadaristic
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After winning his state’s Gatorade Player of the Year [NC], former Cannon HS guard Jaden Bradley announced that he’d be moving out to Bradenton, FL where he’d be attending national powerhouse, IMG Academy. Rumors had flooded for months surrounding what Bradley’s next move would be, now he transfers in hopes of winning the national championship, a feat in which IMG completed two years ago.

Bradley continues to watch film and workout during the past few months. He best describes himself as a ‘pass-first point guard’ and he says ‘I like to get my teammates involved. I Can score and I like to play both ends on the floor’ — Bradley also told Stockrisers.com that he’s watched tons of film on Paul George and Steve Nash.

On June 15th, the contact period opened up. Bradley heard from over 35+ programs varying from all different conferences.

“Some head coaches I’ve talked to are Roy Williams, Jeff Capel, Chris Mack, Nate Oats, Bruce Pearl, Mike Brey. Each coach just wants to Build a relationship and get to know me,” Bradley told Stockrisers.com. In addition, he listed UCLA’s Mick Cronin, NC State’s Kevin Keatts, UW’s Mike Hopkins, Kansas’ Bill Self, and Wake Forest’s Steve Forbes.

One of those mentioned coaches, Roy Williams has been making a major push at Bradley, vying to keep North Carolina’s star in the state. Bradley is going the similar route as current Tar Heel, Armando Bacot, who left the state after winning the Gatorade Player of the Year and went to IMG Academy where he won a national title.

Bradley visited UNC for the Duke game and then offered him in the month of March.

On the topic of Duke, Bradley is also receiving interest from the Blue Devils. The staffs top recruiter, Jon Scheyer, is the lead on this one. “They said they can’t wait to see me next year and that they will be watching.” But, Bradley has yet to talk to Mike Krzyzewski, which I expect to change this summer.

The blue blood interest doesn’t stop. Bradley confirmed that he also heard from an assistant at Kentucky. Overall, he said that between Duke and Kentucky, what each coach said was similar. They want to watch him play and will be having a closer look once the season begins and the dead period is lifted.

As far as visits, Bradley says that he has no desire and doesn’t have any surefire visits planned as of right now. He is completing the virtual calls with each program that opts to show him campus via technology.

“I’ve recently had a zoom call with Louisville and got one with Alabama coming up,” he said.

I fully expect more offers to fly in for Bradley.


Chadaristic
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One prospect that has seen his recruitment light up since June 15, is Sherwood (Ark.) Sylvan Hills 2022 shooting guard Nick Smith.

The 6-foot-4 and 170-pound rising junior has received 17 offers, three of which are prioritizing him and is also picking up heavy interest from some of the nation’s biggest programs.

“Arkansas, of course because that’s the hometown,” Smith said of who has been prioritizing him. “I’ve been talking to North Carolina, Auburn, Ohio State, I talked to coach [Robert] Kirby from Georgetown and Kansas. A lot of schools have been hitting me up a lot.”

Of those six programs he mentioned, he holds offers from Arkansas, Auburn and Georgetown to go with offers from Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma State and Texas which he discussed with 247Sports.

Alabama: “Coach [Antoine] Pettway actually coached my dad in college so me and him have a relationship. We have had a relationship ever since I was like four years old. That’s my guy.”

Arkansas: “When I went there it was kind of like a family vibe, they care about you a lot, the first few questions are rarely about basketball. They actually care about you like on a family-type vibe. They welcome you into their campus. It felt like it was home.”

Auburn: “I think Auburn is a great school and full of great people.”

Florida: “I have talked to them on the phone but I haven’t gotten into it deep with them yet. One of my friends from Jacksonville, Tyree Appleby goes there and their coach, coaches his brother so that had a big part in him going there. I’m looking forward to forming a relationship.”

Georgetown: “I had great conversations with their coaches. They were telling me about how they have good connections with the NBA.”

Oklahoma State: “I really like their coaching staff, when I visited them like last year, it was a pretty cool experience. They are big fans, they accept you, they welcome you into their college, coach [Mike [Boynton] is a really good dude. His first question is always like, ‘how are you?’ type stuff, he cares about you and stuff like that. He’s a really good dude.”

Texas: “I took a visit there, it was a really good program. They got a really big school, coach [Shaka] Smart and the assistant coaches are really good people, I can tell how they carry themselves and we have a lot in common. They have a really good program, a really good coaching staff, coach Smart is a really good dude, he will tell you the real, he doesn’t tell me all positive like some coaches tell you all positive and it’s too good to be true but coach Smart isn’t like that.”

While he has yet to receive an offer from Kansas and North Carolina, the Arkansas native broke down what those programs have been telling him.

“They said they really like my game,” Smith said of his talks with Kansas. “They want to build a relationship and they want to keep in touch with me and stuff like that. They want to come see me play more so they can actually see what I can do. They’ve been looking at me since like the beginning of my sophomore year in school ball.”

“Coach ‘Rob’ has been texting me seeing how I’m doing, seeing how my family is and trying to build a relationship,” he said of his conversations with Tar Heels assistant, Steve Robinson.

The rising junior's complete offer sheet includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, DePaul, Florida, Georgetown, Iowa State, Kansas State, Murray State, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oral Roberts, Southern Miss, St. John’s, St. Louis, Texas and Texas Tech.

Smith is currently the 44th ranked prospect in the 247Sports 2022 Composite Rankings and listed as the 10th ranked shooting guard.


Chadaristic
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7’0 F Souleymane Doumbia (2021) of Navarro College @NavarroBball had Zoom visit with Alabama today


auisssa
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Coach [Antoine] Pettway actually coached my dad in college


This makes me feel really really old.


Chadaristic
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I felt the same way. Pett was at Jacksonville State when he coached his father, but apparently either kept in touch or reached out when he realized the connection. Reading the article made it seem like he kept in touch this whole time. Either way good on Pett. Would like to see him get a HC job at some point, do well, and take over for Nate in 10-12 years when Nate takes the Chicago Bulls job after his second national championship.


Chadaristic
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Pett is 37 and turns 38 in November - that recruit is 16.

Not sure how to look this up, but if James White comes to Alabama, will Pett be the youngest coach ever to coach a father/son duo?


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Chadaristic
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Top-50 junior Dallan ‘Deebo’ Coleman virtually met with Iowa State’s Steve Prohm yesterday, he told @Stockrisers. Cyclones’ among the many programs in heavy pursuit.


Chadaristic
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Not really Alabama related even though Hodgson was recruiting him at one time, but surefire one and done Makur Maker (#17 overall in 2021 247 composite) committed to HBCU Howard over Kentucky, UCLA and Memphis.



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Chadaristic
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Souleymane Doumbia



Juco kid. Starting to become really intrigued with this one. Super athletic big that controls his body well, can slash, can run in transition and also has some back to the basket offense. Needs some work on his outside shot for sure, but he looks comfortable spotting up out there. I am sure the staff could make him a better outside shooter over time.

He's somewhere in the 6'10" to 7' range and 215-220 lbs. Moves quickly - not a lumbering big by any means. Also appears to be an excellent rim protector with a substantial wingspan. Need to know more about him, but on the surface he could be a nice replacement for Bruner assuming we miss out on Bediako.


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