Steele was averaging 10.1 points for the 18 games he has played, best on the team. His 9.9 point SEC average is second-best, as is his 20 three-point goals in 14 league games. This despite missing three February games due to suspension.
This is the third injury setback of his career. Late in his freshman season Steele went down in a home game against LSU with a torn ACL in the left knee.
State hosts Auburn this Saturday at 4:30. Ironically, Steele was recruited by Auburn out of high school, then signed with Mississippi State after a coaching change there.