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Former Alabama guard Trevor Lacey transfers to N.C. State

SEC Basketball Tournament - Alabama v Florida

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Trevor Lacey #5 of the Alabama Crimson Tide shoots against Kenny Boynton #1 of the Florida Gators in the first half during the semifinals of the SEC Baketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Alabama’s second-leading scorer Trevor Lacey has decided to transfer to North Carolina State, according to PackPride.com. He will have to sit out the 2013-2014 season per NCAA transfer rules. He will have two years of eligibility left.

In April, Lacey had elected to leave the Crimson Tide program after two seasons. He was considering Wolf Pack along with North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Miami -- he had visited to N.C. State in May.

“It was a family decision to pursue other opportunities,” Lacey said in a statement back in April. “This definitely was not an easy decision to make. It’s been great at Alabama during my two years. It was tough my freshman year coming off surgery and having to work my way back. I wanted to improve during my sophomore season and I thought I did that. I want to thank the coaches and staff, my teammates and all the fans for their support.”

This is a big pick up for Mark Gottfried. N.C. State lost its entire starting lineup for a season ago with Scott Wood and Richard Powell graduating, C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown declaring for the draft, and Rodney Purvis transferring to UConn.

The 6-foot-3 Lacey averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a sophomore for Bama. He joins N.C. State’s incoming class that features Anthony Barber, Desmond Lee, Kyle Washington, BeeJay Anya and Lennard Freeman. Gottfried returns contributors Tyler Lewis and T.J. Warren.

For the Alabama -- who showed promise in 2013-2014 -- is continuing a difficult offseason

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