I can't believe he chose to enter after his draft stock has slipped so far in the last few weeks. This draft is extremely PF and C heavy. Even if he didn't improve his stock at all next year he would probably get drafted higher based on team need vs positional competition. Most draft sites have him dropping to around 19-22. I can't imagine any team drafting him over Larry Sanders or Daniel Orton. Projects like Kevin Seraphin might also prove to be a better prospect than Alabi
While Alabi is a talented prospect, I think his absence benefits FSU basketball. Although I don't have the numbers, I'm sure that Gibson (assuming he starts) is a whole lot faster than Alabi (who was one of the slowest prospects at the draft combine). This should allow us to "get out and run" more. Our athleticism is only an advantage when we're allowed to use it.
The offense needs to be centered around Singleton and Snaer now (as well as some of the first year players if they prove worthy).
I'm going to be optimistic and predict, at the very least, our team is going to be a lot of fun to watch this year.