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Five-star power forward recruit Jalin Stevenson commits to Alabama, will be reclassified until 2023

College Basketball: a general view of a basketball with the Alabama logo displayed vs LSU during game at Coleman Coliseum. Tuscaloosa, AL 1/14/2023 CREDIT: Greg Nelson (Photo by Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X164278 TK1)

Package number: X164278 TK1 Star forward Jarin Stevenson announced on Wednesday that he has been reclassified as a Class of 2023 and committed to playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide .

“They have great people and facilities,” Stevenson told ESPN Jeff Borzello and Paolo Biancardi. “I love their NBA-style offense. Coach [Nate] Oats is very analytical. He makes team decisions based on percentages. I love that. Numbers don’t lie.”

Jalin Stevenson


Jalin Stevenson

I want to thank everyone who supported me and showed me love. After much prayer, I have decided to resume classes and play for the University of Alabama through 2023. 🐘 #RollTide pic.twitter.com/mtzwu0sEs5

Stevenson was initially expected to enter Class of 2024. Before reclassification, he was No. 19 among the top prospects in the 2024 class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

The 6-foot-10 power forward picks Alaba Maryland, not Virginia and North Carolina. He also has offers from Georgetown, Missouri State, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

Stevenson, who plays for Seaforth High School in North Carolina, represented Manchester United this spring. The Nike EYBL averaged 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds in 16 games, but he shot just 19.5 percent from beyond the arc and needed to take his outside shooting to the next level.

Regardless, Stevenson will have the opportunity to play for the Crimson Tide immediately Make an impact, as he told ESPN that Oates told him “there’s a great opportunity to play up the frontcourt right away.”

“The coach said I reminded him of Noah Clowney and could play the four or the five,” Stevenson said.

Stevenson in Clowney and Brandon Miller (projected to be a first round pick in the 2023 NBA draft) and Charles Bediako (also eligible for the Alabama should be a nice addition to the 2023-24 season with Alabama being drafted this summer).

He should be with Nick Pringle, Sam Walters next season Get plenty of minutes with Mohamed Diubat.

The Crimson Tide finishes the 2022-23 season with a 31-6 record, But they fell to San Diego State for the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinals. It marked their second loss in the regional semifinals in three seasons.



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