Crimson Tide Roll Call: June 19, 2019

Photos courtesy of USA Basketball

Your morning briefing on what's going on with Alabama athletics

Today is …

Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

Countdown to the Crimson Tide’s 2019 opener

73 days

Did you notice?

• Guard Kira Lewis Jr., one of 31 players training for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team, was named one of 18 finalists for the final squad. The 12-player roster will be announced prior to the team’s June 24 departure for Greece, where the tournament will be played June 29-July 7.

• Nick Saban talked to theringer.com about his 50-year love affair with the Rolling Stones

• Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Phil Savage is expected to join the Jets “barring a snag” in final negotiations.

• Alabama’s Najee Harris tops all returning SEC running backs in a key area:

• Men’s tennis landed a commitment:

• Looks like Bama Cuts is about to return:

On this date in Crimson Tide history:

June 19, 1992: C.J. Mosley was born in Mobile, Ala.

Crimson Tide quote of the day:

“I really wanted him, and one of the guys that he played for is a very good friend of mine, Nick Saban, so I understand the whole philosophy of what he’s gone through. He’s had his ass chewed before, so I don’t have to worry about that because that’s how Nick is.” — New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams about adding C.J. Mosley

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