“free will (n)- the ability to choose how to act : the ability to make choices that are not controlled by fate or God”- Merriam-Webster<quoted text>
Big Al: "...you can’t have “free will” without choice."
Yes you can! You could have "free will" without choice. There simply would be no opportunity to exercize "free will" without there being choices.
Why, people wouldn't be able to choose to deny they have "free will" if they didn't have it!
“Free Will -…a philosophical term of art for a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action from among various alternatives.”– Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
“free will (n)- power of independent action and choice: the ability to act or make choices as a free and autonomous being and not solely as a result of compulsion or predestination”– Bing Dictionary
Notice that the words choose or choice are used in all definitions of “free will”. To deny the existence of "free will" is not a choice it's an observation.