Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo looks ahead as the Spartans are less than a month away from their season tipping off.

Tom Izzo, players not worried about Michigan State’s lack of depth

East Lansing — The roster for the Michigan State men’s basketball team is shallow this year.

The offseason had its downs.

Losses came in the form of goodbyes, with Gabe Brown, Max Christie and Marcus Bingham Jr. drafted into various NBA franchises, and Julius Marble II returning home to Texas to play for A&M.

But it also had its ups.

Gains were made, gaps were filled, and the Spartans have been working hard all summer to get their four-person freshman class acclimated to the deep waters.

The season is now less than one month away from tipoff and it’s no secret the team is stretched thinner than normal (and then it would like to be).

It’s also not a huge concern outside of practice, it seems.

“Right now, with Jaden [Akins] and Malik [Hall] out [with foot injuries], it looks a little more Northern Michigan-ish,” head coach Tom Izzo said. “But we’ve been semi-blessed here because we’ve always had a lot of depth and that’s been something people complain about. … We’re gonna be a little more Villanova-ish, (now).”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *