Alabama gives Mitchell release from scholarship

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 06, 2012
Alabama forward Tony Mitchell has left the team after ending the season on suspension. Crimson Tide coach Anthony Grant says Friday that Mitchell and guard Charles Hankerson Jr. requested and received releases from their scholarships. Mitchell missed Alabama's final 11 games, including the NCAA tournament, after being suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Grant has said that Mitchell's suspension was an accumulation of things and not one incident. He was the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. Mitchell played in 89 games in three seasons. JaMychal Green, Trevor Releford and Andrew Steele were all suspended five days after Mitchell's punishment. Green missed four games, the other two sat out one. Hankerson averaged 3.0 points in 56 games in two seasons.
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