Alabama's Gee Returning for Senior Season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama forward Alonzo Gee plans to take his name out of the NBA draft and return for his senior season.

Gee said Thursday that he learned a lot from looking into his draft status, but will play for the Crimson Tide next season.

He averaged nearly 15 points and seven rebounds as a junior, starting every game.

Guard Ronald Steele and forward Richard Hendrix have also submitted their names for the NBA draft. Both have been invited to the NBA's pre-draft camp in Orlando, The Birmingham News reported Thursday.

Like Gee, they have the option of returning because they haven't signed with an agent.

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