With the MSU men’s basketball exhibition season opening next week, head coach Tom Izzo said junior guard Korie Lucious would be suspended for multiple games following an arrest in September.
“I don’t want the penalty to not fit the crime,” Izzo said.
Lucious pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving Sept. 2 after being arrested on
Aug. 30 on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
While Izzo said Lucious definitely will be out for at least one exhibition game and one regular season game, he is not sure if it will be more than that and when the suspension will take place.
“I’m making progress on (deciding),” Izzo said. “I’m just trying to also see where we’re
at health wise as one of my conditions. He’ s definitely going to do it, but it’s just when and where.”
Izzo said Lucious understands what he did was wrong and knows he’ll have to face the
consequences for it. He added that this is a difficult decision for him to make but hopes
that Lucious will learn and grow from this incident.
“Korie Lucious is one of our more intelligent players, both academically and basketball
wise,” Izzo said. “He’ s a very smart kid. He knows that he was wrong, and he has worked
MSU opens its season Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Saginaw Valley
State at Breslin Center. The team’s regular season begins Nov. 12 when it hosts Eastern