STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior guard Jalen Steele, who’s career has been riddled by injuries, has decided not to play his senior season, the school announced Tuesday. He wants to focus on graduating in the spring.
The Knoxville native has suffered two ACL injuries and a fractured wrist while at MSU. Most recently, he tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee near the end of last season.
During his three seasons at MSU, Steele played in 78 games with 33 starts. He averaged 8.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. He averaged 10.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18 games last season, which was interrupted by a broken wrist, a three-game suspension and the season-ending ACL injury.