EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Keith Appling scored in double figures for the first time in more than five weeks and No. 22 Michigan State looked healthier than it had in months in an 86-76 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night.
Spartan Basketball All Access provides fans with a behind the scenes, inside look at the Michigan State Men's basketball program. The show will take viewers into the film room, the practice court, the post-game locker room and on the road with the Spartans. Spartan Basketball All Access will debut Mondays on Fox Sports Detroit, with re-airs throughout the week.
Long, tough post player Strong rebounder that loves to attack the glass Uses his intelligence and basketball IQ to his advantage Has good timing that equates to a proficiency at blocking shots.
Appeared in 30 games, averaging 6.1 minutes Averaged 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds, shooting .469 from the field His .824 free-throw percentage (14-17) was tops on the team Ranked fourth on the team with 13 blocks, averaging a block every 14.2 minutes Averaged 8.0 minutes in the last 13 games after playing more than eight minutes just once in the first 23 games Turned in one of his best games in a 75-52 win over No. 4 Michigan (2/12), scoring a season-high eight points and grabbing a Big Ten season-high six rebounds, hitting all three field goal attempts and both free throw attempts Scored six points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Tuskegee (12/15) Blocked a season-high three shots against No. 1 Indiana (2/19) Blocked two shots each against Texas Southern (11/18), Nebraska (2/16) and Valparaiso (3/21) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Missed the first two games of the season and both exhibition games with a bruised back.
2012 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award winner 2012 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year 2012 Parade Magazine All-American Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection for the second straight year Averaged 25.1 points, 19.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game at Bay City Western for Coach Chris Watz Led the Warriors to the Class 4A regional semifinals, an 18-6 record, and a second-straight district championship Finished his career as the school's all-time leader in points (1,518), rebounds (1,069) and blocked shots (280) Ranked among the top 100 players in the nation by Rivals.com (#83), ESPNU100 (#87), and Scout.com (#95) Rated among the top players at his position by ESPNU100 (#17 power forward), Rivals.com (#21 power forward), and Scout.com (#23 center) 2011 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection Averaged 19.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks as a junior, shooting 53.4 percent from the field and 72 percent from the foul line Posted a school-record 19 double-doubles Helped team improve from 10-11 in 2010 to 24-3 in 2011, leading Bay City Western to Class A state semifinals for the first time in school history MVP of Saginaw Valley Association Attended 2011 NBA Top 100 Camp Averaged 16.7 points 11.8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assists as a sophomore Set a school record with 14 blocks in a single game 2010 Bay City Times Dream Team and first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection National Honor Society member.
Born Aug. 5, 1993 Son of Mike and Jen Costello Supply chain management major.