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Point Has Been Made By Freshman

Trevor Releford

A preseason look at Alabama basketball had to start with replacing Mikhail Torrance. Bama's 2009-10 point guard was the Crimson Tide's leader in assists, as would be expected, but he was also Bama's leading scorer and tops in minutes played.

Alabama proposed to replace Torrance with a kid fresh out of high school. So how's that working out? Pretty well. "He's important as any player on our team," Bama Coach Anthony Grant said Thursday. "I don't rate players one through whatever, but he's very important." "He" is Trevor Releford, a true freshman from Kansas City, Mo. The 6-0 Releford isn't matching Torrance's numbers, but he's done... Recommended Stories