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  Mat Ishbia
Mat Ishbia
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham

High School:
Seaholm HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/06/1980

Enters his third playing season ... Serves as one of MSU’s 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.

1998-99: Redshirted.

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.

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