June 15, 2024

Every fifteen minutes, a Black youngster in Alabama’s schools is suspended.

Latrell Wrightsell Jr., the starting guard for Alabama basketball, was absent from the team’s Wednesday game against Florida.

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Wrightsell has a head injury, a UA representative informed the Tuscaloosa News.

“After the game, I hope we can get Wrightsell back soon,” stated Alabama coach Nate Oats. “Every day, his performance is assessed. When he begins to feel a little better is something we need to watch.”

Wrightsell’s absence is not negligible. He is among Alabama’s most dependable offensive players and one of the most effective offensive players overall; according to KenPom, he ranks sixth in the nation.Without Wrightsell, Alabama probably shuffles the lineup a little. Wrightsell’s absence allowed Alabama to incorporate a larger presence into the starting lineup, with Sears, Estrada, and Griffen occupying the first through third slots. The Crimson Tide had been utilizing a smaller lineup consisting of Mark Sears, Wrightsell, Aaron Estrada, Rylan Griffen, and Grant Nelson.

Jarin Stevenson, a rookie forward, started at the No. 4 position.

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Stats for Latrell Wrightsell Jr.Wrightsell has gone 27 for 27 when playing automatically from the free-throw line. In addition, he has been a weapon from beyond the arc, making 44.5 percent of his 128 triple tries. He has the fifth-best deep ball percentage in the SEC. Wrightsell is sixth on the squad in scoring per game with an average of nine.

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Nick Kelly covers Alabama football and men’s basketball as the beat writer for TheJr.Wrightsell News, a USA TODAY Network affiliate. Contact him via nkelly@gannett.com or follow him on X, the social networking platform that was formerly known as Twitter, as @_NickKelly.

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