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Braxton Key averaged 7 points per game last season.

Alabama basketball: Braxton Key will transfer to Virginia

Matt Speakman

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Braxton Key chooses Virginia

Alabama forward Braxton Key announced he will transfer from Alabama. According to reports, Key will transfer to Virginia. He will have to sit out the 2018-2019 season. Key dealt with injuries for the first half of the 2017-2018 season and never really got back to his freshman self. Last season, he averaged 7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game after scoring 12 points per game as a freshman.

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