[Vacation, shmacation. Seven days until the exhibition opener.]
- Spartans guard Korie Lucious will miss at least two games following drunken-driving arrest | MLive.com
Looking like he'll miss the exhibition opener and the regular season opener, but possibility exists of sitting out 1-2 additional games. Will definitely play in Maui.
- Draymond Green's newfound jump shot gives Michigan State plenty of options | MLive.com
Izzo leaning toward Green starting (maybe at 3?), which makes sense to me. If goal is to maximize his PT, why take 3 minutes off table at beginning of each half?
- Talented freshman Keith Appling expects to be fast learner in Michigan State backcourt | MLive.com
Not lacking in confidence: Purports to be faster than a speeding Lucas.
- The State News : Izzo finding roles for freshmen on injury-bitten hoops team
Adreian Payne shows elements of solid 3-point stroke. For time being, more likely to contribute off MONSTER DUNKS.
- Durrell Summers looks to build off last year's postseason success - NCAA Basketball - Sporting News
- IZZO AND SPARTANS STILL HAVE ONE MAJOR QUESTION | Fox Sports Community - Fox Sports > goodmanonfox > Blog
Jeff Goodman's take after visiting MSU's (less-War-Dril-ish) practice. Focuses on who fifth starter will be. More important question: Who's the fifth guy on the court at the end of games. Post-suspension, I think it'll be Lucious. (HT: Con-T)
- Michigan State's Tom Izzo warns players of risks involving Facebook, Twitter | MLive.com
Izzo oddly reticent about social media given high level of openness he otherwise displays with media/world. To be consistent, though, I continue my personal policy of not following MSU athletes on Twitter.
Tom Izzo on WJR: I looked at Cavaliers job 'thinking that LeBron James was coming back' | MLive.com
"We all think there's greener things on the other side. We all take for granted what we have. I don't care who we are. And all those things were eye-opening for me. And you know what? It works out for me that I know where I wanna be now. I don't have to think about it. I had what I would call the ultimate offer in some ways. I've got a great situation (at MSU). I got a couple more championships to win to catch that Polish guy down at Duke. That's my goal."