Mark Gottfried's 2006-07 Crimson Tide basketball team has some pretty high expectations heading into the season.
Rivals.com recently released its preseason top 25 and Alabama was ranked fifth. Not only that, point guard Ronald Steele was named to Rivals.com's first-team All American, and also has Jermareo Davidson, Richard Hendrix, and Alonzo Gee back.
The Tide's recent public exhibition in the Crimson and White scrimmage showed fans they have plenty to be excited about and Gottfried said he was happy to see some new faces playing well along with his returning veterans.
"I think the scrimmage was a good opportunity for our guys, especially the young guys. I thought everyone did pretty well. When you watch it on tape, there are still a lot things that can be improved."
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