Izzo pleased with team's effort in 2012-13, and believes next season could be special.
Notes and quotes from Thursday at the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis.
Spartans ready for final road game of non-conference season.
Spartans play for the third time in six days.
MSU plays for the second time in three days.
Michigan State vs. Iowa (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Michigan (USATSI)
Michigan State men's basketball
USATSPI: Michigan State vs. Kentucky - 11/12/13
Michigan State vs. Texas - AP Photos (12/22/12)
Appeared in 29 games, starting seven, while averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.1 minutes Scored a season-high eight points in 20 minutes against Northwestern (1/15), marking a career high for most minutes against a Big Ten opponent Scored six points against North Florida (12/17) and New Orleans (12/28) Played a career-high 21 minutes against North Florida (12/17) Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against McNeese State (11/8), North Florida and New Orleans Shot .553 from the field, tying for the third-best percentage on the squad Seven starts came in contests against Portland (11/18), Mount St. Mary's (11/29), North Carolina (12/4), North Florida (12/17), Texas (12/21), New Orleans (12/28), and Georgetown (2/1).
Appeared in 35 games, including starting three contests against Texas Southern (11/18), Penn State (1/16) and Illinois (1/31) Averaged 1.2 points, 1.0 rebounds and 6.1 minutes Shot .541 from the field, ranking second on the team Scored a season-high six points on three occasions, including contests against No. 7 Kansas (11/13), Nicholls State (12/1) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/5) Grabbed a season-high four rebounds in a season-high 15 minutes in his start at Penn State (1/16).
Appeared in 30 games, averaging 4.7 minutes, 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds Shot .564 from the field Scored a season-high eight points against both Nebraska Omaha (12/4) and UMKC (12/19) Scored his first career points with a six-point effort against Texas Southern (11/18) Grabbed a season-best three rebounds, all offensive, against Lehigh (12/22) Added two blocked shots against Nebraska Omaha (12/4).
2010 Lansing State Journal Dream Team honoree 2010 Class B All-State honoree as selected by the Detroit Free Press Averaged 21.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots as a senior Shot 59 percent from the floor and connected on 25 3-pointers for the year Averaged 16.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks as a junior Shot 62 percent from the field and 70 percent from the foul line Fourth-team 2009 Class B All-State selection as chosen by the Detroit Free Press Class B All-State special mention by Lansing State Journal and All-Area selection Averaged 15.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.2 blocks as a sophomore 2008 All-State honorable mention selection Class B All-Area pick by Lansing State Journal 2007 Class B All-Area honorable mention by Lansing State Journal Among the top players in the nation at his position as ranked by ESPNU Top 100 (15 Center) and Scout.com (23 Power Forward) Played for Coach Adam Trumpour at Eaton Rapids High School.
Born March 2, 1991 Son of Edward and Pamela Gauna Sociology major.