Reports: North Dakota St. transfer Grant Nelson picks Alabama


North Dakota State forward Grant Nelson, one of the top players remaining in the NCAA transfer portal, is expected to commit to Alabama, several reports said Monday.

Nelson was deciding between Alabama and SEC rival Arkansas after visiting both schools.

An All-Summit League first-team selection, Nelson posted 17.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game over 30 starts in 2022-23. He declared for the NBA draft and received an invitation to the scouting combine before withdrawing ahead of the May 31 deadline to maintain his NCAA eligibility.

In three seasons at North Dakota State, the 6-foot-11 Nelson owns career averages of 12.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per contest.

With the Crimson Tide, he’ll help replace the production of forward and SEC Player of the Year Brandon Miller, who is expected to be a top-three selection in this month’s draft.

–Field Level Media

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