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Alabama's assists and 3-point leader and its second-leading scorer from last season is leaving.

Junior guard Trevor Lacey, a two year-starter, has decided to transfer, the school announced Tuesday. The Crimson Tide released Lacey from his scholarship, but there was no word on his destination.

"It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities," Lacey said in a statement. "This definitely was not an easy decision to make. It's been great at Alabama during my two years. It was tough my freshman year coming off surgery and having to work my way back. I wanted to improve during my sophomore season and I thought I did that. I want to thank the coaches and staff, my teammates and all the fans for their support."

Lacey started all 36 games last season for an Alabama team that advanced to the NIT, averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 assists. He also had a team-best 62 3-pointers.

"I enjoyed having the opportunity to coach Trevor for the two years he was here," Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant said. "'We certainly wish him the best of luck as he continues to pursue his education and his basketball career."

Lacy was a Parade All-American and a two-time Alabama Mr. Basketball while in high school.

He is the second player to leave the program after the season. Center Moussa Gueye also is transferring.
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