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Jahvon Quinerly shows off Alabama basketball's SEC championship rings

NS_headshot_clearbackgroundby:Nick Schultz09/13/23


During Saturday’s football game between Alabama and Texas, the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team received its SEC championship rings. Nate Oats’ program is coming off its second title in three years, and Jahvon Quinerly provided a closer look at the ring on social media Wednesday night.

The ring not only honors Alabama’s SEC championship, but also acknowledges the Crimson Tide’s run to the Sweet Sixteen and their No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Inside the ring is the state of Alabama with “our state” written in the middle.

Quinerly was part of both championship teams in Tuscaloosa, and he now has another ring to add to his collection.

Quinerly was a key part of Alabama’s impressive 31-6 season in 2022-23. He led the Crimson Tide with 3.6 assists per game while also adding in 8.6 points on average and shooting 35.7% from three-point territory.

After the season, though, he entered the transfer portal and decided to commit to Penny Hardaway and Memphis in July as a graduate transfer.

Quinerly is just one of the big losses for Alabama after last year’s monster season. SEC Freshman of the Year Brandon Miller is off to the NBA after the Charlotte Hornets selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Noah Clowney is also off to the association with the Brooklyn Nets after ranking second on the Crimson Tide in rebounds, behind only Miller.

How Nate Oats, Alabama revamped the roster for the 2023-24 season

Oats and the coaching staff brought in an impressive blend of high school and portal talent. Alabama landed former Hofstra guard Aaron Estrada and former North Dakota State forward Grant Nelson — the Nos. 6 and 7 players to enter the portal during the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Transfer Portal Rankings.

In addition, the Crimson Tide had the No. 13-ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to the On3 Industry Team Recruiting Ranking. The crown jewel of the class is four-star guard Jarin Stevenson, who came in as the No. 21-ranked player in the nation from the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

Alabama recently unveiled its 2023-24 schedule, and the Crimson Tide will lift the curtain Nov. 6 against Morehead State. SEC play will begin after the calendar flips to 2024 against Vanderbilt in Nashville on Jan. 6.