Alabama Player Forgoes Fifth-Year, Retires from Basketball
Alabama women’s basketball player, Taylor Sutton, announced that she would forgo the upcoming season and retire from basketball.
Sutton posted this announcement on social media on Friday afternoon.
“The last two years have been amazing. During my time at Alabama, I have created lifelong friendships and relationships, have experienced highs and lows, and have challenged myself to go beyond my limits,” said Sutton. “I am truly thankful to all of the coaches, support staff, fans and my teammates for the last couple of years. Being able to represent this team, this program and this school is something I am truly blessed to have done.”
Sutton ended the post by saying, “as I focus on my life outside of basketball, I take with me the lessons learned from early morning practices, the drive created from physical, tough games and the support that comes from those who have been with me throughout this journey. Thank you and Roll Tide!”
The Atlanta, Ga. native spent her first two years at Middle Tennessee State before transferring to Alabama. The graduate student spent two years with the Tide and initially planned to use her fifth-year of eligibility this upcoming season.
This past season, Sutton played in 32 games and earned two starts. Sutton averaged 12.9 minutes, 3.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists. Her most memorable performance came in her home state where she tied a season-high, scoring 13 points in Alabama’s regular-season game at Georgia.
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