Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/28/13
Alabama's Trevor Releford labored at his hometown gym last summer trying to make his daily quota of 400 shots. His regimen included some pull up jumpers and a few floaters, but mostly 3-pointers. The Crimson Tide guard knew he had to expand his role and his shooting range this season when he went from the team's setup man to the go-to-guy with the departures of top scorers JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell. Releford has become a far more accurate shooter and Alabama's unquestioned star while helping keep the Tide in contention for a Southeastern Conference title and NCAA tournament berth going into Saturday's visit to No. 8 Florida. ''I see a lot more confidence in his shot,'' said LJ Goolsby, Releford's AAU coach, who worked with his former player last summer in Kansas City. ''That's been evident the last couple of games, most importantly.'' The 6-foot Releford followed up a career-high 36-point game against LSU by scoring 21 points and sparking a second-half surge against Aubu...
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