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Alabama is the No. 1 college basketball team heading into the 2023 NCAA Tournament. Freshman sensation Brandon Miller leads the Crimson Tide into March Madness, but the squad is stacked. Fellow freshman Noah Clowney is the team’s third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder and a big reason the team went 29-5 this season. If the name sounds familiar, that might be due to sharing a last name with star NFL defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. So, the question is, is Noah Clowney related to Jadeveon Clowney?

Is Noah Clowney related to Jadeveon Clowney? Noah Clowney, Jadeveon Clowney, 2023 NCAA Tournament, Alabama
(L-R) Noah Clowney, Jadeveon Clowney | Brandon Sumrall/Getty Images; Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The answer to the question, “is Noah Clowney related to Jadeveon Clowney?” is no.

Despite both growing up in the same state, Noah Clowney and Jadeveon Clowney are not related. The Alabama forward went to Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina, while the Jadeveon, the No. 1 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, grew up in Rock Hill, South Carolina, about an hour and a half east of the hoops star.

While the two athletes are not related, Jadeveon does have a cousin who is a high-profile college athlete.

Jadeveon’s cousin, Demon Clowney, played three seasons as a defensive end for Ole Miss. Following the 2022 season, the ascending redshirt junior announced he is transferring to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for the 2023 season.

As for Noah Clowney, he has a chance in the 2023 NCAA Tournament to become nearly as big a name in the sports world as Jadeveon Clowney if the Crimson Tide can make a run in March Madness.

Noah Clowney is key for Alabama in the 2023 NCAA Tournament

Brandon Miller will get most of the credit if Alabama makes a run in March Madness this year. The star freshman is averaging 19.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this season.

However, Noah Clowney has played a major role this season, and the Crimson Tide will need a big performance from him in the tournament if they want to cut down the nets in Houston on April 3.

Noah was the No. 1 high school player in South Carolina last year, as well as a Rivals’ four-star recruit. The service ranked him the No. 7 power forward and the No. 43 overall player in the Class of 2022, per

The 6-foot-10 forward started all 33 games he played this season and is averaging 25.6 minutes per game, the third-most on the team behind Miller and junior guard Mark Seals. Clowney averaged 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 2022-23.

Despite shooting just 28.2% from behind the arc on the season, Clowney is a big man who can stretch the floor. He shot 34.0% from 3-point range from the end of January on and 41.6% in the SEC Tournament.

Noah Clowney is a borderline first-round prospect right now in the 2023 NBA Draft. However, with his size, skill, and potential, he could vault into a Lottery spot with an outstanding March Madness performance in the 2023 NCAA Tournament.


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