Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Sports | Basketball

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Richardson blossoms after freshmen season

College basketball is filled with McDonald’s All-Americans and blue chippers that should have been great.But when one blossoms, it’s truly something special.As a freshman, many demand to start, demand the ball and demand the spotlight.

BASKETBALL

Freshmen shine during weekend

Anytime a coach throws freshmen into the madness of March, it’s a gamble. But the Spartans left Memphis, Tenn., holding all the chips. MSU head coach Tom Izzo said he never thought twice about playing freshmen guard Marcus Taylor and center Zach Randolph their normal minutes in their first NCAA Tournament. And why should he?