2023 Alabama Fall Preview: Top Performers, Part I
GUNTERSVILLE, AL – The 2023 version of the Alabama Fall Preview camp is officially in the books and this year’s group came on strong on Sunday at Supreme Courts. With high-level talent and exponential depth, there’s a lot to digest from the action.
Following the event, we polled our coaches and staff on their top performers from the day. Meet the first wave of top performers from the event.
Jaylen Alexander, 2026 PG, Oxford: Jayden Alexander was the most polished guard I saw at our Hoopseen Bama Preview. Alexander excelled in transition all day long, constantly making the right play with tough finishes or easy dump-offs to his teammates. His ball skills were on display in the pick-and-roll, picking apart the defense and creating open shots for his teammates. Alexander also scored at will, knocking down multiple contested jumpers that he made look easy all day long. He is, for sure, a young guard to look out for in the Alabama 2026 class. - Mekhi McKinney
Bryant James, 2025 CG, Florence: It was another quality day at the office for Bryant James, who is no stranger to us at HoopSeen. The hard-nosed guard made shots at an efficient rate from behind the arc and also included some slick finishes around the rim. The 6-foot-2 guard has a knack for converting tough shots and he did that throughout the day. At the end of the day, there weren't many two-way guards on the perimeter like James. - Garrett Tucker
Justin Holloway, 2025 F, Opelika: I was asked multiple times during the travel season if I had watched 3D Elite. Each time, Justin Holloway’s name followed as a player of interest. Well, after Sunday’s action, I think it’s safe to say the 6-foot-5 forward had himself a coming out party at the Alabama Fall Preview. A skilled, lengthy forward with the ability to play inside and out, Holloway impacted the game on both ends of the floor, ultimately leading his team to a 3-0 day. He’s a guy I would buy stock in going forward. - Garrett Tucker
Kaden Rickard, 2025 WF, Bob Jones: When looking towards the next level, college coaches are looking for skills that translate. I think Rickard has a number of things that translate to the next level, specifically his skill and size. At 6-foot-6, the junior has a smooth and versatile skill-set. He can play and guard multiple positions on the floor and be comfortable in different settings. For example, he had no problem pulling down defensive rebounds and initiating transition on Sunday, but he also is more than capable of playing in the half court through a system. He may be in for a big season at Bob Jones this year. - Garrett Tucker
Trey Tisdale, 2024 CG, Keith: Tisdale helped himself as much as anyone on Sunday with his high-level play, and, more importantly, his sharp-shooting from the perimeter. The 6-foot-2 guard had a slow start in his first game of 5-on-5 play, but it only took him a few shots into the second game to power him through for the rest of the day. Tisdale, an available senior, had no issues shooting it over the top of opposing defenses. He competed at a high level from start to finish and earned his spot on our top performer list. - Garrett Tucker
Fred Derrick, 2025 PG, Buckhorn: I’ll be honest here, Derrick was probably my favorite player in the entire field. He wasn’t the most prolific scorer or flashiest guy in the gym, but when the rubber hit the road, the junior floor general got the job done. The reigning state champion impressed during pick-and-roll opportunities, where he showed patience in letting plays develop and delivering passes at the perfect time. I’ll take Derrick on my team any day of the week. - Garrett Tucker