Alabama's Rylan Griffen to enter transfer portal, sources say

Bacot throws it down for UNC, Bama responds with a Griffen trey (0:26)

North Carolina's Armando Bacot throws down a dunk, but Alabama quickly responds as Rylan Griffen drops in a 3-pointer. (0:26)

Alabama sophomore Rylan Griffen, who started 33 games on the Crimson Tide's Final Four team this season, plans to enter the transfer portal, sources told ESPN.

Griffen, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, made significant strides during his season in Tuscaloosa. He averaged 11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds, shooting 39.2% from 3-point range.

He was at his best during the middle part of the season, averaging nearly 14 points per game during a 17-game stretch from late December to the end of February. After an inconsistent finish to the regular season, Griffen regained his shooting stroke in the NCAA tournament, making better than 48% of his 3-point attempts.

Griffen went for 19 points and five 3-pointers in Alabama's Sweet 16 win over top-seeded North Carolina and then had 13 points and eight assists in the regional final against Clemson to help lead the Crimson Tide to the program's first Final Four.

A former ESPN 100 prospect in the 2022 high school class, Griffen averaged 5.9 points off the bench as a freshman.