Alabama basketball guard Jaden Bradley entering transfer portal | Source

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama basketball is losing another player to the transfer portal. This time it's freshman guard Jaden Bradley.

The five-star McDonald's All-American is putting his name in the portal, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Bradley told the Tuscaloosa News in the locker room after the loss to San Diego State that he would be staying for another season, but his plans appeared to have changed.

Bradley, from Rochester, New York, started 22 games for the Crimson Tide this season before Jahvon Quinerly replaced him in the starting lineup at point guard for the postseason. This season, Bradley averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 19.8 minutes per game this season. He played in 37 games total en route to earning a spot on the All-SEC freshman team.

He joins guard Nimari Burnett in entering his name in the portal after the Crimson Tide reached the Sweet 16 this season. A player entering his name in the portal does not preclude him from returning. It allows other teams to contact him, but more often than not, players who enter the portal don't go back to their former teams.

The group of guards could be vastly different in 2023-24 with the departures of Burnett and Bradley. Jahvon Quinerly has one more season of eligibility remaining, but at 24, he is reportedly entering the NBA Draft process while maintaining his college eligibility.

It remains to be seen how different the roster looks. Dom Welch and Noah Gurley will have their eligibility expire, plus freshmen Brandon Miller and Noah Clowney have declared for the NBA Draft.. ESPN has both ranked in its top 20 prospects for the draft.

Charles Bediako also declared for the draft, but he could still return to Alabama after getting feedback through the draft process.

Other players who could stay for another season are Nick Pringle, Rylan Griffen and Mark Sears. Though, in the age of the transfer portal, it is too be determined whether Alabama will keep all in the fold.

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide will add a handful of recruits and could turn to the transfer portal to fill the remaining scholarships.

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