SEC Basketball: Alabama, Missouri among December 2023 recruiting winners

These were the biggest SEC basketball recruiting winners from December 2023.

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With only three programs across the conference having landed a commitment during the month, let's take a look at the biggest SEC basketball recruiting winners from December 2023, a list that is loaded with talent (NOTE: Recruiting rankings are according to 247Sports Composite).

Alabama, Missouri among December 2023 SEC basketball recruiting winners

Alabama Crimson Tide

December Commits:

  • 5-star PF Derrion Reid

With all three programs landing a five-star commitment during December 2023, likely the biggest of that group was Alabama, who added what was the third, and highest-rated, commitment of the 2024 cycle in Derrion Reid. Reid, who joins the duo of Aidan Sherrell and Naas Cunningham in Alabama's 2024 class, is the top player in the state of California for the 2024 cycle, rated as a five-star power forward out of national power Prolific Prep.

Missouri Tigers

December Commits:

  • 5-star PG Aaron Rowe

The next program to add a commitment during December 2023 was Missouri, as the Tigers landed the first commit of their 2025 class in Aaron Rowe. Rowe is rated as a five-star point guard out of in-state Father Tolton High School in Missouri where he is one of the state's top players in the 2025 cycle.

Kentucky Wildcats

December Commits:

  • 5-star SF Billy Richmond

Concluding with Kentucky, the Wildcats were the final SEC basketball program to land a commitment during December 2023 by adding Billy Richmond to their 2024 class. Richmond is rated as a five-star small forward out of Camden High School in New Jersey, and is Kentucky's third five-star commit of the 2024 cycle joining others such as Jayden Quaintance and Boogie Fland.

All three of Reid, Rowe, and Richmond are likely to be major impact players as freshmen at each of their respective schools, as well as preseason SEC Freshman of the Year caliber players.