01 May 2008
In a not so shocking move it looks as though Alonzo Gee's name will be on the "eligible for draft" list submitted to the NBA; Ian Rapoport of the Birmingham News is reporting.
Like fellow Tide players Richard Hendrix and Ronald Steele, Alonzo has not signed with an agent, so he is eligible to come back to Alabama.
This is a no-brainer decision. Basketball players get 1 chance to declare for the draft, work out for NBA teams, get feedback, and return to college. Why wouldn't every player with pro aspirations take advantage of this?
My guess is that Alonzo will be told to work on his outside shot, his defense, and his ball-handling ability. He likely won't receive a great evaluation, though he is certainly an NBA athlete.
Of the 3 Bama players taking advantage of this opportunity, Alonzo is the one that I feel the most confident in saying that he'll be back at Bama next season.