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Alabama freshman Kira Lewis reportedly in transfer portal

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KNOXVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Kyle Alexander #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers blocks a pass from Kira Lewis Jr. #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide in front of Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the first half of their game at Thompson-Boling Arena on January 19, 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

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On a day where Alabama perhaps lost on one of its top coaching candidates, the Crimson Tide may also be saying goodbye to one of their best players.

Kira Lewis, an SEC all-freshman selection, has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3 Alabama native averaged 13.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 43.3 percent from the floor. He reclassified to 2018 last summer to join Avery Johnson’s program. Johnson was bought out by the Tide earlier this week.

Lewis, who was a top-50 recruit, can now be contacted by other schools as he pursues options other than the Tide, though he could ultimately return to the school. Lewis will be a highly-coveted transfer options for major programs across the country, though.

Much will likely on who is Johnson’s replacement, though the Tide can likely eliminate alum Steve Prohm as a candidate as the Iowa State coached agreed to a three-year extension Tuesday.