Five-Star C Aiden Sherrell commits to Alabama

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton09/26/23


Aiden Sherrell, one of the top big men in the class of 2024, is officially off the board to Alabama.

The 6-foot-11, 220-pound five-star center out of Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep chose the Crimson Tide over a final group of Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma, and Michigan State.

The Detroit native becomes Alabama’s highest-ranked big man in nearly two decades. The Tide have only landed two other five-star power forwards/centers — Richard Hendrix in 2005 and JaMychal Green in 2008. Sherrell, ranked 14th nationally per On3, is rated above Green and just slightly below Hendrix.

The future Tide big man spoke to On3 about his decision to choose ‘Bama.

“I chose Alabama because I fit their playstyle perfectly and I believe that they will help get me to the next level and develop me into the player I want to be,” Sherrell said. “It is a family environment and they have a great coaching staff.”

In his own words, what type of player is Alabama getting in Sherrell?

“I would describe my game as versatile and limitless because I can score at all 3 levels and defend at all 3 levels. I’m 6’11 but can do everything a guard can and not shying away from what bigs can do also.”

Sherrell is Alabama’s first commitment in the 2024 class.

Aiden Sherrell Scouting Report

Aiden Sherrell has a muscular frame with long arms. His strong base allows him to establish a good position on the block where he is a good area rebounder. He is bigger than you think, and his length plays a big role around the rim. He scores it away from the basket, with 3-point range off the catch, and he can score with back to basket, finishing over both shoulders, in traffic. He has solid explosion, getting above the rim in traffic. He is a good rebounder, especially in his area. He is growing as an out-of-area and offensive rebounder. At this point, he is most effective playing from the inside out. He can push the break off the rebound and attack under control. There is a lot there, great natural tools, and has produced at a high level this season..

“What intrigue Aiden Sherrell showed throughout April. This is something that has really been growing over the last 12 months, Sherrell has always had the pieces to his game, but he confidence to put it all together has been on the upward swing. At 6-11, Sherrell is averaging 13.5 points on 55.9% FG and 44.4% 3P with 1.2 blocks in 18.5 minutes a game for loaded (and undefeated) Vegas Elite team. You do want to see him rebound it better, but the trajectory he is on has been impressive to watch.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw