Coach Grant: Releford, Steele could play vs Gators

By John Zenor/The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama coach Anthony Grant says Trevor Releford and Andrew Steele will “most likely” return from suspension against No. 14 Florida.

He says leading scorers JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell won’t be back for Tuesday night’s game.

Grant suspended Green, Releford and Steele indefinitely before Saturday’s loss at LSU. That was also the second game of Mitchell’s suspension.

That left the Tide without players responsible for 69 percent of its scoring, 57 percent of rebounding and 54 percent of assists even after that game.

Grant says his decision to hold the players out had much to do with trying to build “the values and standards that you want your team to represent.” He hasn’t elaborated on the reasons for the suspensions.