2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
19-15, 5th in SEC
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
9dESPN Recruiting Nation

Sexton climbed up the rankings

Avery Johnson will be getting one of the more electrifying players of this class in Collin Sexton, who moved up from No. 10 to No. 6 in the rankings. He can raise the energy level of a game with his passion.

10d

Alabama's Key declares for NBA draft

Alabama freshman forward Braxton Key is declaring for the 2017 NBA draft without hiring an agent, head coach Avery Johnson announced Monday.

15d

King leaves 'Bama for MTSU as grad transfer

Former Memphis and Alabama forward Nick King, who played only seven games this season with a lung infection, will play for Middle Tennessee next season as a graduate transfer.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky commit Jared Vanderbilt and Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr. had 19 apiece to lead all scorers at the Nike Hoops Summit. Alabama signee Collin Sexton led all players with eight assists. Vanderbilt and Michigan State signee Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with a game-high 10 rebounds apiece.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama signee Collin Sexton has looked great through practices this week, making some really athletic plays. Not surprising to see Sexton headed to the Tide, where he'll have the chance to work with coach Avery Johnson. Johnson, nicknamed The Little General in the league, averaged 5.5 assists per game over his 16-year NBA career.

Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Other potential one-and-dones at the @nikehoopsummit for 2018 NBA Draft include Mohamed Bamba, a 7 footer with a 7-9 wingspan; Alabama scoring guard Collin Sexton, Kevin Knox II a sweet shooting wing & Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr.

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Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama signee Collin Sexton has looked really good this week. Has been terrific in transition (and very vocal about wanting to show off his dunking ability). But here he hits a three to send team USA into the "half" of its scrimmage.

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21dJeff Borzello

Alabama's backcourt will be 'explosive'

Five-star guards Collin Sexton and John Petty will give Alabama one of the most explosive backcourts in the country next season.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Kind of crazy to see a line up on the court for the US team with the PG at 6-foot-3 (Alabama signee Collin Sexton), and the other four players coming in at 6-foot-7 (Oregon signee Troy Brown Jr.), 6-foot-9 (Kentucky commit Jarred Vanderbilt), 6-foot-10 (Missouri commit Michael Porter Jr.) and 6-foot-11 (MSU signee Jaren Jackson Jr).

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SEC basketball in review (3:47)
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SEC Basketball Fever: A historic run (1:36)
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28dJeff Goodman

Dayton names OKC assistant Grant as coach

Dayton hires Flyers alum Anthony Grant as basketball coach. Grant, a former head coach at Alabama and VCU, is currently an assistant to Billy Donovan with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Westbrook wows and High School hooper dazzles (0:32)
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Sexton steals the show for the All-Americans (0:41)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

My pick for McDonald's MVP was Collin Sexton. Alabama signee is well-suited for this game. Explosive, gets hot in a hurry and will talk. To anyone.

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Sexton's 360 jam earns a perfect score (0:56)
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31dAlex Scarborough

Strength of Alabama defense shifts to secondary

Alabama's secondary was battered during the title game but appears to have turned the page with a renewed mindset and considerable experience.

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Johnson recaps Alabama's 'tough loss' to Richmond (1:36)

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.5284th
Rebounds Per Game39.0Tied-27th
Assists Per Game11.5296th
Points Allowed64.728th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record21-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20