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NCAA Basketball Recruiting: Ranking the 12 teams in play for Rutgers transfer Clifford Omoruyi

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4. Alabama Crimson Tide

This is a unique time in the NCAA Basketball offseason, with both NBA Draft and “Covid year” decisions to watch. Few teams are as affected by this than Alabama, who has seniors bigs Grant Nelson and Mohamed Wague potentially coming back, as well as 21 ppg scoring guard, Mark Sears.

If Sears comes back, landing Omoruyi could potentially make them the preseason No. 1 team for next season. If he doesn’t come back but the bigs do, then the frontcourt becomes crowded enough that it’s not worth going. So in a way, the Crimson Tide could be either a mid-tier option or No. 1 on this list, depending on how things go.

3. Baylor Bears

Now that we know Coach Scott Drew is staying with the program, Baylor should remain a top-tier destination for transfers. One major area of need for them is at center, now that freshman Yves Missi is going to the NBA Draft. 

There’s not a lot of proven frontcourt depth inside for the Bears so adding Omoruyi makes a lot of sense. And although they won’t have Rayj Dennis, there are still potentially three double-digit scorers coming back to keep them contenders. A big man like him could be the missing piece for the program to remain viable.