Alex Reese, a junior forward on the University of Alabama basketball team, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication on Friday morning after the team’s season had come to an abrupt end on Thursday.
Reese’s bond was set at $300.
Tuscaloosa police captain Brad Mason released the following statement to TideSports.com: “Around 3:30 a.m., Tuscaloosa police observed Alexander Reese, a 20-year-old black male of Tuscaloosa, walking along Lurleen Wallace Blvd. and Stillman Blvd. Officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol and was a danger to himself. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County jail pending a $300 bond.”
Reese issued a statement regarding the incident on his Twitter account.
“As you all know, early this morning I was arrested. I sincerely apologize to my family, my teammates and coaches, and to the University of Alabama for misrepresenting what this school and athletic program stand for. What happened is not indicative of how my parents raised me. Moving forward, I will be using this poor decision of mine as one to learn and grow from.”
The junior forward from Pelham started 25 games in 2019-2020, averaging 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. He shot 39.1 percent from the floor and 29.8 percent from beyond the arc. He had season-high scoring games of 17 points against Missouri and LSU.