Yes, this is an Indiana blog. But since it’s mid-April and a slow time of year for news, I felt this information was worth passing along. Tom Izzo’s chances of going to a seventh Final Four in 13 years just got better today. Juniors Durrell Summers and Kalin Lucas will return next season:
“I think my guys were good enough to go and could’ve put their names in like everybody else,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told the AP. “Even though I offered to do some checking for them, they had their mind made up to come back. I think it’s neat that they made educated, mature decisions.”
I must hand it to Izzo. He’s built a top five program without loading up on McDonald’s All-Americans each year. In fact, unless I’m missing someone, the Spartans haven’t had a player in the McDonald’s game since Brandon Cotton and Shannon Brown in 2003. Impressive.