MSU head coach Tom Izzo previews the Spartans' Sweet 16 matchup with No. 1-seed Virginia.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named MVP of the 2000 McDonald?s All-American game, recording 23 points, a game-high 15 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal ... 2000 USA Today first-team All-American ... 2000 USA Today Indiana Player of the Year ... 2000 Parade Magazine first-team All-American ... Led Marion High School to 2000 Indiana 4A state title, scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds in championship game, a 62-56 victory over Bloomington North ...Led Marion to a No. 6 ranking in the USA Today Super 25 Poll, averaging 23.7 ppg, 14.8 rpg, 3.0 apg and 2.8 bpg as a senior ... Named MVP of the Purple team, after scoring 39 points and grabbing 24 rebounds and leading his team to a 148-144 victory over the White squad in the 2000 Nike Derby Festival Classic ... 2000 Rivals100Hoops.com All-America second-team selection ... Rated the No. 2 player by Dave Telep?s Rivals100Hoops.com from the high school class of 2000 ... Rated No. 5 senior by Bob Gibbons ... 1999 All-USA honorable mention as selected by USA Today ... Holds both the single season (428) and career (1068) rebounding records at Marion High School ... Two-time all-state honoree ... Finished prep career with 1,607 points, 151 blocks, 142 assists and 105 steals ... Averaged 23.2 points and 16.1 rebounds as a junior ... Helped lead his team to a state runner-up finish as a sophomore, averaging 17.0 points and 12.1 rebounds ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Member of the bronze-medal winning North team at the 1999 USA Basketball Men?s Youth Development Festival, averaging a team-leading 20.4 ppg and a team leading 18.6 rpg ... Played for head coach Moe Smedley at Marion High School.
PERSONAL: Born July 16, 1981 ... Son of Mae Randolph ... No preference major.