Posted On: 02/11/22 7:00 AM

One of the biggest topics of discussion that has circled the basketball community since the middle of December is, “Who should be Alabama’s Mr. Basketball?” I cannot tell you the countless number of conversations I have had at games, at the barbershop, in the gym while working out, and on social media about this topic. There have been some valid cases presented with some excellent points. In the poll, you will see several names, but truth be told, the majority of the debate features the two top-ranked players, Barry Dunning Barry Dunning 6'6" | SF McGill-Toolen | 2022 State #133 Nation AL (#1) and Corey Stephenson Corey Stephenson 6'5" | SG Hueytown | 2022 State AL (#2).

 

A lot has been written about the players that are in the poll, especially Barry and Corey. Regarding Barry and Corey, I have met and talked with them both, and they are fine young men with great futures ahead of them on and off the court.

 

For those of you who know my writing style, this article will not follow the normal flow. This article is to give every reader a voice and a vote. So go ahead and send this article’s link to those you know in the basketball community. We want to hear from the people who you, and they think Alabama’s Mr. Basketball should be.

 

Barry Dunning Barry Dunning 6'6" | SF McGill-Toolen | 2022 State #133 Nation AL  (6’6/Forward)

School: McGill-Toolen HS

 

Finished the season ranked #1 in our final regular-season poll and averaged 22.2pts/game and 10.2pts/game. He helped lead his team to a #4 ranking in Class 6A.

 

 

 

 

Corey Stephenson Corey Stephenson 6'5" | SG Hueytown | 2022 State AL  (6’5/Shooting Guard)

School: Hueytown HS

 

Finished the season ranked #2 in our final regular-season poll and averaged 29pts/game. He helped lead his team to a #6 ranking in Class 6A.

 

 

 

 

Martavious Russell Martavious Russell 6'4" | SF Sipsey Valley | 2022 State #239 Nation AL  (6’4/Small Forward)

School: Sipsey Valley HS

 

Finished the season ranked #4 in our final regular-season poll.  

 

Antonio Kite Antonio Kite 6'1" | PG Anniston | 2022 State #240 Nation AL  (6’1/Point Guard)

School: Anniston HS

 

Finished the season ranked #5 in our final regular-season poll.  

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson 6'4" | CG Midfield | 2022 State AL  (6’4/Guard)

School: Midfield HS

 

Finished the season ranked #6 in our final regular-season poll and averaged 22pts/game. He helped lead his team to a #1 ranking in Class 2A.

 

 

 

Calen Lightford Calen Lightford 5'11" | PG Sparkman | 2022 State #NA Nation AL  (5’11/Point Guard)

School: Sparkman HS

 

Finished the season ranked #7 in our final regular-season poll and averaged 17pts/game and 4-assist/game. He helped lead his team to a #9 ranking in Class 7A.

 

 

 

Efrem ‘Butta’ Johnson Efrem ‘Butta’ Johnson 6'4" | SG Grissom | 2022 State #NA Nation AL (6’4/Shooting Guard)

School: Grissom HS

 

Finished the season ranked #8 in our final regular-season poll and averaged 26pts/game and 8-rebounds/game. He helped lead his team to a #2 ranking in Class 7A.

 

 

 

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Without a doubt, this will be a topic of conversation for at least the next few weeks as we journey through the post-season. We will keep this poll open until the start of the Final 48, so share the link, post it on your social media, or text it to someone; however you choose to do it, let’s get this poll out and hear from Alabama.