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MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. — Nate Oats’ first roster at Alabama remains in flux two months into his tenure after rising senior wing Tevin Mack formally entered the NCAA transfer portal Wednesday.

“Tevin’s in the portal now,” Oats said Wednesday during a media availability at the Southeastern Conference Spring Meetings at the Sandestin Beach Hilton. “I’ve been on the job now over two months, and if after two months you’re not comfortable with us as a staff, and if there’s still questions in your head about whether this is the right spot for you, then it’s not the right spot for you. Which is fine. We need to get the right guys on the bus moving forward.”

Mack, who ranked third on the team with 16 double-digit scoring efforts last season and averaged 9 points per game as a junior, recently pulled his name back from NBA Draft consideration after flirting with the process, according to multiple reports, but ultimately opted to pursue other opportunities as a graduate transfer for his final season of eligibility.

Oats said he’s been in contact with Mack through text message but hadn’t formally discussed the decision to transfer with him.

“No. I texted with him a little bit, but he has not actually talked to me at all,” Oats said.

Mack transferred to Alabama in early 2017 during Avery Johnson’s second season from Texas, where he led the Longhorns averaging 14.8 points per game despite only playing in 15 games during the 2016-17 season before being suspended for a violation of team rules. After sitting out the 2017-18 season due to transfer rules, Mack started 24 games this past season and was an integral part of the Tide offensive attack, including leading the way with 22 points thanks to a career-high six three-pointers in a 77-75 win over then-No. 15 Kentucky on Jan. 5.

Mack’s departure leaves Alabama with an available scholarship, one that Oats anticipates filling “pretty quickly with a pretty quality player.”

“We want guys that really want to be here and are 100 percent all-in,” Oats said. “I feel like we’ve got a great roster and now we have one open scholarship. I can’t speak about kids until they officially commit and sign some papers, but we like where we’re at with the recruiting and anticipate having the last scholarship filled up here pretty quickly with a pretty quality player, would be my hope.”

Mack is the sixth member of last year’s Crimson Tide roster to enter the transfer portal since Oats’ hiring in April, and will be the fourth to ultimately leave the program, joining guard Dazon Ingram and forwards Daniel Giddens and Diante Wood.

“I feel like we got the right guys out of the portal,” Oats said. “I had some great conversations with some former players that are going elsewhere to play for their last year, their last two years, and I think it was the right move for them. Shoot, I helped some of them. … Some guys left on good terms, some didn’t. That’s decisions they make as young men and some of them were smart decisions because they’ll have better playing time elsewhere wherever they went.”

Ex-Villanova point guard Jahvon Quinerly, a former McDonald’s All-American and five-star prospect in the 2018 class, appears to be a potential transfer option after reportedly visiting Tuscaloosa this past weekend. Quinerly would fit Oats’ guard-heavy scheme and provide a potentially dynamic scoring option alongside rising sophomore point guard Kira Lewis Jr. and graduate transfer point guard James “Beetle” Bolden.

Quinerly played in 25 of 36 games last season as a freshman at Villanova before his playing time dropped off considerably over the final eight games of the season.

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