Steele will not play senior season

Jalen Steele will not play his senior season for the Bulldogs. (AP Photo)

Jalen Steele will not play his senior season for the Bulldogs. (AP Photo)

Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele will not play his senior season for the Bulldogs, according to a release by the athletic department.

Steele has appeared in 78 games and drew 33 starts during his career. He averaged 8.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and had 72 assists.

The 6-foot-3 Knoxville, Tenn., native suffered two torn ACL injuries and a broken wrist during his three years in Starkville.

“What Jalen has experienced with injuries has been extremely unfortunate,” MSU coach Rick Ray said in a statement. “He’s battled through a lot of adversity, and it’s important we do everything we can to support and help him earn his degree from Mississippi State.”

Steele is on pace to graduate this spring.

Last season, Steele was limited to 18 games and drew 11 starts. He missed eight games with a fractured wrist, three due to suspension and the final three games after an ACL injury ended his season for a second time.

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