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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: Alabama Crimson Tide

Returning Leaders
Points: Grizzard 17.0 ppg
Rebounds: Dudley 10.0 rpg
Assists: Grizzard 2.1 apg
FG %: Dudley 52.9%
3pt %: Stinnett 44.2%
FT %: Stinnett 82.0%

00-01 Stats:
Arkansas | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 25-11; 8-8 in SEC (3rd in West)
Final Ranking: NR
Postseason: Lost to Tulsa 79-60 in NIT championship game.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. Will Rod Grizzard play unselfish, accept his role and yield enough shots to Erwin Dudley? Can Grizzard also be a leader?

2. Will Mo Williams be the impact point guard the Tide need? Can he also be a leader in his first season?

3. What kind of bench will the Tide have? The numbers are dwindling inside; can the Tide get enough out of their starters?

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: Alabama gets an impact season out of Williams, is driving to get to the NCAAs and earns a bid.

Worst case: The Tide isn't consistent on the road (again) and misses out on the NCAAs for the second straight season.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Rod Grizzard Jr. G 6-8/205 PTS: 17.0 | REB: 6.4 | AST: 2.1
Erwin Dudley Jr. F 6-8/240 PTS: 14.4 | REB: 10.0 | AST: 0.7
Terrance Meade Jr. G 6-2/190 PTS: 10.8 | REB: 6.0 | AST: 1.3

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Gerald Wallace F 6-7/210 PTS: 9.8 | REB: 6.0 | AST: 1.5

Alabama Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
Ernest Shelton G 6-3 Memphis, Tenn./White Station H.S.
Maurice Williams G 6-1 Jackson, Miss./Murrah H.S.
Kei Madison F 6-9 Shelby County, Iowa/Iowa Western JC
Rodney Bias F 6-9 Livingston, Ala./Shelton State CC
Efeunu Williams G 6-6 Birmingham, Ala./Central Park Christian

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