The Alabama Crimson Tide already did not make the 2013 NCAA Tournament and now this happens. Trevor Lacey is transferring from the school, which is a big blow for the Crimson Tide.
Lacey was second on the team in scoring, with 11.3 points per game and first in assists, with 3.2 assists per game. These two statistics no longer being on the team really hurt Alabama, considering that they were 275th in the country in points per game and 308th in assists per game. As you can see, the Crimson Tide did not have the highest-scoring offensive team in college basketball.
Add all of that with the fact that Lacey was one of the best players on the team and Alabama is likely in trouble. He was only a sophomore this season, so the Crimson Tide were likely hoping for another two years out of him.
Alabama may have finished tied for second in the SEC regular season standings, but the team still had a total of 13 losses on the year.
Who knows how Alabama will make up for the lost production of Lacey, but the near future is not looking good for this team.
Lacey also had 62 threes on the year, which led the team.
The Crimson Tide likely do not have an answer to this loss, so missing the NCAA Tournament once again in the 2013-14 college basketball season is seeming more and more likely.
Wherever Lacey does end up, we can only hope for the best for him because he was a very good player for the two years that he did play on Alabama.
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