Jersey Retirement Set for Auburn Sophomore

Auburn, Ala.--Sophomore Alli Smalley and her Auburn women's basketball teammates are having a memorable season with a 17-0 record. On Friday night the guard will return home to be honored by her alma mater, Arab High School.

Smalley's No. 5 jersey will be retired between the varsity girls and boys games at approximately 7:30 p.m. at Arab High.

"I am going to head home after class on Friday," Smalley tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "They are having like a chili supper and I will go to that and then they will retire the jersey later that night."

Smalley averaged 21.2 points, six rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.9 steals as a senior. A two-time All-State player and a two-time member of the Alabama Sportswriters Association Super Five, she is the all-time leading scorer in Arab High history with 3,107 points.

"It's a great honor and I am really excited about it," Smalley says. "I am looking forward to going home."

Smalley averaged 10.7 points per game as she earned All-SEC Freshman honors. She is averaging 12.9 points per game this season for Coach Nell Fortner's Tigers, who are ranked No. 6 nationally going into their next game on Sunday at Arkansas.

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