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Matt Costello
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Matt  Costello

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Linwood, Mich.

High School:
Bay City Western

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245

Position:
F

Hometown/High School:
Linwood, Mich./Bay City Western

11/08/2017

Michigan State Signs Five to National Letters of Intent

Bingham, Brown, Henry, Kithier & Loyer all sign with Spartans

10/24/2017

Tom Izzo Weekly Press Conference Coverage

No. 2 Michigan State Plays Ferris State Thursday in Exhibition

03/19/2016

Despite First-Round Loss, Izzo Appreciates Special Team

No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent from the floor in its 90-81 upset victory over No. 2 seed Michigan State, ending the Spartans’ nine-game winning streak along with their stated goal of claiming the National Championship.

03/07/2016

Denzel Valentine Named Big Ten Player of the Year

Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes both earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media, while the coaches selected Forbes to the second team and Costello to the third team.

03/07/2016

Michigan State Men’s Basketball 2016 Awards Banquet Recap

Senior guard Denzel Valentine voted Team MVP.

08/26/2016

Men's Basketball Summer Workout Highlights

06/15/2016

BLOCKS

06/06/2016

DUNKS

06/02/2016

A look back at 2015-16

Special moments from Michigan State's record breaking 2015-16 Men's Basketball Season

05/07/2016

Graduation

03/18/2016

Michigan State vs. Middle Tennessee

First Round, NCAA Tournament

03/11/2016

Michigan State vs. Ohio State

Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals

02/09/2016

Purdue 82, MSU 81

Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Purdue.

01/31/2016

Rutgers vs. No. 12 Michigan State

Jan. 31, 2016

01/28/2016

Michigan State 76, Northwestern 45

The Spartans top Northwestern, on January 28, 2016.

Career Stats
2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats

THE WORD
Ranks sixth in MSU career blocks (104) • Long, tough post player • Strong rebounder that loves to attack the glass • Has good timing that equates to a proficiency at blocking shots • Continues to work on increasing his shooting range out to 3-point line • Has a good feel for the game.

2014-15
Appeared in 39 games, starting six, averaging 7.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 20.4 minutes • Shot .579 from the floor, ranking second among teammates with more than 100 field-goal attempts • Ranked 13th in the Big Ten in blocked shots overall (1.2 bpg) and seventh in Big Ten games (1.5 bpg) • His 48 blocks rank as the seventh-best single-season total in MSU history • Scored in double figures in 11 games • Grabbed double-figure rebounds in two contests • Posted two double-doubles vs. Loyola (11/21; 13 points, 11 rebounds) and Texas Southern (12/20; 17 pts., 10 reb.) • Led MSU in scoring in two games and in rebounding in eight contests • Scored a career-best 17 points against Texas Southern (12/20) • Scored 15 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/6) • Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds against Loyola (11/21) • Blocked two or more shots in 13 games, including a season-high four against Michigan (2/1) and Purdue (3/4) • Grabbed seven or more rebounds in 14 contests, including five games with nine or more boards • Started the first six games of the season, then came off the bench for the final 33 contests • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013-14
Appeared in 34 games, starting 20, averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per contest • Led the team with 43 blocks, ranking 10th in the Big Ten (1.3 bpg) • His 43 blocks were the seventh-best single-season total in school history, and the most ever by a Spartan sophomore • Blocked 24 shots in Big Ten contests (1.3 bpg), ranking eighth in the conference • Ranked second on the team in field-goal percentage (.598) • Missed four games in December due to mononucleosis • Posted his first career double-double in an overtime win at Iowa (1/28), scoring a season-high 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds; nine of his 11 points came in the last five minutes of regulation and overtime • Scored 10 points against Penn State (2/6), adding six rebounds and a season-high tying three assists • Also dished out three assists against Columbia (11/15) • Scored six or more points in 10 contests • Grabbed five or more rebounds in eight games • Tallied nine points and eight rebounds against Michigan (1/25) • Also scored nine points against Northwestern (2/13) • Tallied seven points and eight rebounds against Minnesota (1/11) • Started 13 of 18 Big Ten contests, averaging 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in conference games • Blocked a career-best six shots at Illinois (1/18), tying the second-best single-game effort in MSU history • Blocked two or more shots in 10 contests • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012-13
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 5, 1993 • Son of Mike and Jen Costello • Interdisciplinary studies in social science major with a concentration in human capital and society.

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