Bama's Steele ends senior season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama point guard Ronald Steele has decided to forego the rest of his senior season.

Crimson Tide coach Mark Gottfried announced the decision Tuesday evening after Steele had missed the past two games with a heel injury.

The Tide lost both games.

He returned after missing all of last season following three knee operations.

Steele was averaging nearly 13 points and four assists a game.

He is one of only two players in Tide history with 1,000 points and 400 assists in his career and was a preseason All-American as a sophomore.

Then injuries took their toll.

Steele received a degree in financial planning in December of 2007.

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