Anthony "Cat" Barber will be in Tuscaloosa for an unofficial visit this weekend. He is rated a 5 star recruit by Rivals, and is a consensus top 5 point guard in the nation for the 2013 class. He's 6'2, 165 lbs out of Hampton, VA. Our main competition right now is Kansas. Things sound very good just judging by the interview below. In fact, he doesn't rule out the possibility of committing this weekend! To pull this caliber of player from so far out of state could be one of the biggest recruiting victories in Alabama basketball history.
I am excited about this upcoming season, but especially if we can land this Cat, 2013-2014 is shaping up to be a potentially epic season. Assuming everyone sticks around and continues to progress, we could have a senior PG in Releford, backed up by one of the best freshmen in the country. Pollard will have a year of experience and be a sophomore. Lacey, Randolph, Cooper as Juniors on the wing, plus an experienced Nick Jacobs to go along with Pollard and freshman Shannon Hale down low. If the Swede and Gueye can continue to develop, even better. That is some serious talent, depth, and experience.