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Jalen Steele’s career at Mississippi State is over (UPDATED)

Sep 17, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

Mississippi St Tennessee Basketball AP

After three seasons that included multiple injuries Jalen Steele decided his playing career at Mississippi State is over, the school announced on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-3 guard from Knoxville, Tenn., entered Starkville as a three-start commit. However, during his stint in a Bulldogs uniform he has suffered a broken wrist and most recently a torn ACL back in March in a loss to South Carolina. That season-ending injury — a phrase MSU was all to familiar with hearing this past season — came a month after Steele was suspended indefinitely, which sidelined him for three games.

“What Jalen has experienced with injuries has been extremely unfortunate,” Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray said in a statement. “He’s battled through a lot of adversity, and it’s important we do everything we can to support and help him earn his degree from Mississippi State.”

In 18 games this season, Steele averaged 10.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. He will stay and focus on graduating this spring, according to the university.

[UPDATE]

As seen above, the school announced that Steele had made the choice to end his playing career. Though according to Steele’s Twitter account that is not the case:

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