Enters his third playing season ... Serves as one of MSUs team leaders in the lockerroom ... Possesses great work habits that provide an example for a young Spartan squad ... Initially made the 1998-99 team as a walk-on ... MSU is 34-1 when he plays in a game.
2000-01: Appeared in 17 games, earning his second varsity letter ... Played in eight Big Ten contests ... Scored a season-high two points against both Purdue (2/4) and Illinois-Chicago (12/2) ... Played a season-high four minutes against Illinois-Chicago (12/2), and tallied an assist in addition to his two points ... Collected a career-high two rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Alabama State (3/16) ... Played in the NCAA Final Four contest vs. Arizona (3/31) ... 2001 Academic All-Big Ten.
1999-2000: Earned his first varsity letter appearing in 18 games as a reserve ... Played in nine Big Ten contests ... Played a season-high five minutes against both Mississippi Valley State (12/28) and Minnesota (3/2) ... Scored in five games, with two points coming against Howard (12/3), Oakland (12/18), Iowa (1/8) and Minnesota (3/2) ... Recorded three assists on the season with one each against Toledo (11/22), Illinois (1/30) and Minnesota (3/2) ... 2000 Academic All-Big Ten.
HIGH SCHOOL: Captured three varsity letters at Seaholm High School Big senior season saw him average 23.0 points and 7.1 assists per game Named MVP of his team and landed conference, league, county and state acclaim in 1998 Served as team captain during his senior season As a junior, he averaged 8.1 points and 4.7 assists in helping Seaholm to a district championship ... Played AAU basketball for the Michigan Mustangs ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 6, 1980 ... Son of Jeff and Joanne Ishbia ... Majoring in general management.