Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo has claimed his 2003 rendition of the Spartans will be his most athletic.
With a young squad just a few years removed from the Mateen Cleaves-Morris Peterson era, that is setting the bar pretty high.
Fans, however, will have the opportunity to determine whether or not Izzo's analysis is correct.
On Saturday, October 25, the Spartans will hold their annual Green-White Game at the Breslin Center. The scrimmage, which will be preluded by an autograph session, a coaching clinic hosted by Izzo, and a dunk exhibition, is free to attend. Doors open at 10:00 am, while the scrimmage is scheduled to begin at noon.
"Saturday will be a big day for us," said Izzo. "After one week of practice, it will give us an opportunity to simulate game action and see how players react in certain situations."
Those 'certain situations' are just around the corner for the Spartans, who will host Magic Johnson and the Harlem Globetrotters before a live ESPN audience on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
"(The scrimmage) will be a good opportunity to measure where we are as a team," Izzo. "We are also doing some extra things that should make this a wonderful opportunity to interact with our fans. I'm looking forward to teaching them some of the finer points of Spartan basketball."