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“We’re young with 6 or 7 new guys, which is unusual for us, but I love our passion and the emerging leadership of Valentine, Trice and Dawson,” Spartans basketball coach Tom Izzo tells Steve Courtney on the October 25 WJR MSU Auto Owner’s Insurance Tailgate Show. “Last year we had good chemistry, but no leaders. This year we have two great leaders in Valentine and Trice and Dawson is starting to move his game up.
“We have passion, chemistry and leadership, so if anyone can coach this team we’ll be decent,” quips Izzo.
Izzo says he’s seen his Spartans picked anywhere from second to eighth in the Big Ten and between ninth and thirtieth in the country and that he agrees with those assessments.
“We’re a Top 20 team with a lot to prove.”