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Alabama Starter, Freshman All-SEC Selection Enters Transfer Portal

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Alabama guard Jaden Bradley entered the transfer portal Tuesday afternoon after a strong freshman season in Tuscaloosa, On3’s Jamie Shaw first reported.

A blue-chip recruit coming out of high school, Bradley started in 22 of 37 games for the Crimson Tide in his freshman season. The combo guard earned Freshman All-SEC honors by averaging 6.4 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Playing just shy of 20 minutes per game, Bradley was one of a handful of critical Alabama guards that played major minutes. The Rochester, New York native shot 32% from three-point range as a freshman but wasn’t a willing shooter, attempting just 0.6 three-pointers per game.

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Playing in Nate Oats system that emphasizes three-point shooting, Bradley’s game didn’t seem like a strong fit in Tuscaloosa. Bradley was one of three Alabama players at the scene of Jamea Harris’ death in January but was not charged with any crime. Police reports and reporting do not indicate Bradley had any more involvement in the crime and that Bradley fled the scene after the first shots were fired.

There haven’t been any reports about potential suitors for Bradley yet but St. Johns is a potential suitor as Rick Pitino is hitting the transfer portal heavily and Bradley is from New York state. Bradley played his prep basketball at IMG Academy in Florida so he has been in the south for an extended amount of time.

Tennessee’s roster is in flux as Rick Barnes and his staff await the decisions of the four Vols that have eligibility remaining and freshman Julian Phillips. The Vols are likely to add a guard as well as big men in the transfer portal though how many is dependent on said decisions.

The Vols made the top six for Washington transfer guard Keyon Menifield Sunday night.

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