Alabama basketball was dealt a serious blow recently when transfer guard Nimari Burnett suffered a torn ACL, per multiple reports.
The 6-foot-4 Burnett, who was a 2020 McDonald’s All-American, transferred in from Texas Tech this offseason. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per appearance in 12 games for the Red Raiders.
Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News was the first to report that Burnett suffered a “serious” knee injury that left his status for this season in doubt.
College hoops insider Adam Zagoria confirmed the news with Burnett himself, who said he is in “good spirits.”
Alabama G Nimari Burnett has suffered a torn ACL but tells me he's in "good spirits." Tough news for the Texas Tech transfer. Hopefully he can rebound strong and come back at full strength.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) September 7, 2021
Burnett is the second Alabama player to suffer a major knee injury this summer. Reserve forward James Rojas also tore his ACL back in June, but could potentially return during the upcoming season.
Alabama is coming off a 26-7 campaign, which included winning the SEC regular season and tournament titles and reaching the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2004.