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Eblen Surprising UA Basketball Key

At the end of last Alabama basketball season, there was plenty of room on the Anthony Grant bandwagon. To be sure, many thought the new Crimson Tide men's basketball coach had Bama on the right track. "He just needs to get players," was a common comment following the 17-15 season.

One player Anthony Grant had brought into the Alabama program was not widely regarded as one of the type players needed to build a winner. Ben Eblen had been recruited by Grant when he was coach at Virginia Commonweath, then added to the Tide scholarship roll when Grant made the switch to Bama prior to the 2009-10 season. Eblen played in 26 games last year, but averaged fewer than eight minutes...

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