With two roster spots open, Alabama basketball coach Avery Johnson is still looking to add more pieces for the 2015-16 season.
Speaking on the SEC coaches teleconference on Monday, Johnson said the Crimson Tide isn't done with making roster moves and hopes to add one more player in the coming weeks.
"You're always on the look out for a big guy, but we're going to add another wing player," Johnson said. "Hopefully we'll have that done by the start of our second session of summer school.
"We're trying to potentially get a fifth-year (graduate transfer) guy, somebody who has some experience."
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With Levi Randolph, Rodney Cooper and Ricky Tarrant all moving on, Alabama is thin on experience on the perimeter. In terms of guards, Alabama has just one upperclassmen in senior Retin Obasohan. That means the team will lean heavily on freshmen and sophomores in Johnson's first year at the helm.
One of the young players who could potentially play a big role next season is recent signee Kobie Eubanks. The four-star prospect joined previous signees Brandon Austin, Dontá Hall, Dazon Ingram and Nick King. King will sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Johnson believes Eubanks has the ability to contribute early on.
"We were just thrilled that we were able to salvage our 2015 recruiting class with Kobie," Johnson said. "He's a big, strong wing that can score the ball. He's physical when taking the ball to the basket. He's coming in prime and ready to play. He's hungry and thirsty and anxious to get on the floor and get here in school."
Coming off a few down seasons under the previous coaching staff, it's unclear what the expectation level will be in Johnson's first year.
Still, Johnson is optimistic about the team he'll put on the court next season with Eubanks seen as a building block for the future.
"(Eubanks) was a terrific pickup for us because we were really behind the eightball and trying to play catch up with that 2015 class," Johnson said. "We're also fortunate and thankful to coach (Anthony) Grant and his staff for the freshmen they recruited first. Even though some of them thought about going to other schools, we were able to retain all of those guy because they saw the vision and were thrilled with the direction of our team.
"We feel we're going to have a competitive team on the floor. Hopefully I'll continue to get to know them in game situations and figure out what adjustments we need to make going forward. Getting Kobie Eubanks here at the late stages in recruiting was a huge pickup for us."
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