Alabama basketball forwards Alex Tchikou, Keon Ambrose-Hylton enter transfer portal

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball forward Alex Tchikou has entered his name in the transfer portal, The Tuscaloosa News has confirmed Monday. 

Tchikou, who's from Paris, France, missed his freshman season after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

Also on Monday, forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton placed his name in the transfer portal, he confirmed on his Instagram. 

Ambrose-Hylton played in 11 games this season, averaging 5.5 minutes in those appearances to go with an average of one point, 0.8 rebounds. 0. 4 assists, 0. 1 blocks and 0.4 turnovers per game. 

Tchikou played in three games this season for a total of five minutes: one against Miami, one against Iona and three against Oakland, all in November. He had zero points, four rebounds and one turnover. 

The 6-foot-11, 200-pound forward was a four-star prospect out of Dream City Christian in Glendale, Arizona, according to the 247Sports Composite. He also held offers from Arizona, Florida State, Illinois, St. Mary's and Mississippi State, among others. 

Ambrose-Hylton, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound sophomore from Toronto, Ontario, was also a four-star player coming out of high school. He had offers from Arkansas, Dayton, Florida, Ole Miss and Illinois, among others. 

Alabama is fresh off a first-round exit in the NCAA Tournament, the program's first back-to-back appearance in March Madness in 16 years. 

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Tchikou and Ambrose-Hylton entering the portal is an early sign of a roster that will likely see turnover this offseason. 

Keon Ellis, James Rojas and Jahvon Quinerly all took part in senior day and are expected to depart, and more are likely to join them. Quinerly announced his time playing college basketball had come to an end on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide will add five freshmen through its 2022 signing class, including two five-star prospects in Brandon Miller and Jaden Bradley. 

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