Nate Oats gets one of the best shooters in the nation back just in time for Alabama's Final Four matchup against UCONN, Latrell Wrightsell confirmed to Tuscaloosa News' Nick Kelly during Alabama's open locker room time of media availability.

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Latrell Wrightsell has been elite from the three-point line this season, shooting 44.7% from deep while also being one of Alabama's best perimeter defenders.

Wrightsell Jr. suffered a head injury following Alabama's win over Texas A&M, causing him to miss two weeks of action. Wrightsell Jr. would return to the Tide lineup on March 5, slowly ramping back up to his typical spot in the starting lineup.

Wrightsell Jr. scored two points in 11 minutes in Alabama's Round of 32 matchup against Grand Canyon before getting an elbow to the head while contesting a Grand Canyon three-point shot.

The Omaha, Neb. native would miss the following two games against North Carolina and Clemson with a head injury. However, the Crimson Tide would continue battling without Wrightsell Jr., receiving special performances from Jarin Stevenson, Mark Sears, and Grant Nelson to advance to the program's first-ever Final Four appearance.

Latrell Wrightsell has been the X-Factor for Nate Oats and the Crimson Tide this season, as Alabama is undefeated when the former CSU Fullerton Titan scores 10+ points.

Latrell Wrightsell Jr. was shown practicing during Alabama's open media practice earlier this week.

Tide 100.9's Wyatt Fulton is in Phoenix this weekend to follow Alabama's historic tournament run. For coverage all weekend, follow him on Twitter/X at @FultonW_.

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