Feb 2, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide center Moussa Gueye (14) celebrates his team defeating the Vanderbilt Commodores 58-54 during the second half at Memorial Gym. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Basketball: Moussa Gueye To Transfer

A vital part to the Alabama Crimson Tide’s basketball team announced on Tuesday that he will not be returning to Tuscaloosa next season. Gueye told al.com‘s Don Kausler that he plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester.

He expressed interest in transferring due to Alabama’s play style and will seek other opportunities outside of the Southeastern Conference. A native of Senegal, Moussa Gueye transferred to Alabama two years ago after playing at Lake Land College in Matoon, Illinois. Gueye only played in 12 games in the 2011-2012 season due to a knee injury that occurred before the season.

Gueye saw his play time increase dramatically when forward Carl Engstrom went down early in the year with a knee injury that sidelined him for the rest of the 2012-2013 season. Although Moussa Gueye wasn’t a polished big man, he still provided some great protection at the rim. Gueye would often pick up unnecessary fouls away from the basket and on moving screens, but many believed that he could be a much better player with more experience and play time.

He made an apperance in all 36 of the Crimson Tide’s games this year and started 27. Gueye averaged 15.4 minutes, 1.4 points, 1.4 blocks, and 3.9 rebounds per game.

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