What Nate Oats said about each player in Alabama basketball's No. 3-ranked 2022 signing class

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball has officially signed its 2022 class of five players, and it's among the best in the country. 

247Sports ranks the Crimson Tide's 2022 class as No. 3 ibehind only Duke and Arkansas. Kansas and USC round out the top five as of Wednesday. That's the highest ranking Alabama basketball has ever had for a class, according to the program. It's also the first class to include two five-star signees. 

"For us to have one of the top-ranked classes in the nation and mix that with the type of kids we are bringing in," Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats said in a statement, "we could not be more excited about the future of the Alabama basketball program."

Here's a look at the five signees and what Oats said about each one. 

F Brandon Miller 

Measurables: 6-9, 200 pounds

Stars: 5

Home: Antioch, Tennessee

School: Cane Ridge

What Oats said: "Brandon is a very talented and versatile player. I don't think you can put a position on him, and we feel he is one of the best pro prospects in the entire class. We are really excited to get him in our system and see what he can do. He is a 6-9 basketball player that can do everything. We've recruited him for a long time and have gotten to know him and his family well. We are beyond excited to get a player of his caliber in our program."

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PG Jaden Bradley

Measurables: 6-3, 185 pounds

Stars: 5

Home: Rochester, New York

School: IMG Academy

What Oats said: "Jaden is the No. 1 point guard in the nation, and it was huge for us that we got his commitment first. There are a lot of other good players who want to play with an unselfish, pass-first point guard like Jaden. We think he is next in the line of great point guards since we've been here at Alabama following in Kira Lewis Jr., Jahvon Quinerly and JD Davison's footsteps. Jaden is a proven winner, and that is something that is important to us during recruiting, not just getting talented players. He comes from a great family and we are really excited to have him a part of our program for numerous reasons."

F Noah Clowney

Measurables: 6-10, 210 pounds

Stars: 4

Home: Roebuck, South Carolina

School: Dorman

What Oats said: "Noah is a skilled big with size and the ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. He is a great athlete with a lot of upside. He plays for one of the top programs in the state of South Carolina and we place a lot of value on that. Noah is going to be a good fit in our system. He has the ability to play inside-outside, take guys off the dribble and can play with his back to the basket."

SG Rylan Griffen

Measurables: 6-5, 180 pounds

Stars: 4

Home: Dallas, Texas

School: Richardson

What Oats said: "Rylan is a very talented scoring guard. We feel he has a high ceiling and by playing in our system he will be able to maximize his potential. We like long, athletic shooters like Rylan, who has proved he has the ability to score at a high clip this last summer. He is also a proven winner coming from Richardson High School, a program that consistently wins at a high level and is considered one of the top teams in Texas this year."

F Nick Pringle

Measurables: 6-9, 220 pounds

Stars: N/A (No. 1 JUCO power forward by 247Sports Composite)

Home: Seabrook, South Carolina

School: Dodge City Community College/Wofford

What Oats said: "We are very excited to sign such an athletic and skilled big man like Nick. He already has college experience both at the D-I and junior college levels. We have a history of success with junior college players here, particularly finding ones who may have flown under the radar, similar to James Rojas and Keon Ellis. We think he gives us a different dimension in the frontcourt. He may be the most versatile and athletic forward in all of junior college basketball right now. We are looking forward to adding an experienced frontcourt player to the roster next season."