Alabama women's basketball: What to know about Crimson Tide's 'Big 3' on Senior Day

James Fletcher
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama women's basketball (14-6, 7-6 SEC) will face Mississippi State (8-6, 3-5) on Sunday (2 p.m. CT) at Coleman Coliseum as it celebrates Senior Day.

The game will be streamed on SEC Network+.

Here are three seniors you need to know about Alabama's 'Big Three' seniors who will be honored:

Ariyah Copeland

Ariyah Copeland has asserted herself as one of the SEC’s top post players over the last four years.

“She’s continued to mature,” said Alabama coach Kristy Curry. “Her sense of urgency, how she takes a game plan and prepares.”

She is one of the most efficient players in the league, shooting 61 percent from the field.

“For Ariyah to play the number of minutes that she’s had to play, and the production hasn’t let up, has been incredible,” said Curry.

Copeland is averaging 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Jordan Lewis

Jordan Lewis holds the keys to this Alabama team.

Curry has put trust in her point guard to bring Alabama to a new level of prominence.

“Our quarterback and the centerpiece of this has been Jordan Lewis,” said Curry.

But things were not always easy for Lewis. She faced multiple injuries in her career that left her on the sideline.

“What she’s been able to do and fight through injuries and be able to produce the way she has,” said Curry, “Jordan set the tone.”

Lewis is averaging 16.3 points and 4.5 assists.

Jasmine Walker

Jasmine Walker’s production has become a national story this season, but Curry says that it is all the little things behind the scenes that make a difference.

“There’s many nights that the lights are on and it’s (Walker) that’s home,” said Curry. “Her work ethic is relentless.”

As a result of her work, Walker can now see her name repeatedly in the record books at Alabama.

With her breakout season drawing the attention of WNBA scouts, Walker has remained the same player and teammate she has always been.

“She doesn’t care about any of that,” said Curry. “She just wants her team to be successful.”

Walker is averaging 20.9 points and 9.9 rebounds.