Lacey called the move a “family decision” in a statement released by the school.
“This definitely was not an easy decision to make,” Lacey said. “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.”
Lacey was a key all-around contributor for Alabama last season, averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The Huntsville, Ala., native was the only player to start all 36 games for the Crimson Tide.