"We've had Suton's scoring at times, Gray's athletic ability at times, I.D.'s shot blocking at times. If you look at it collectively, what have they scored, how many rebounds have they gotten, (then) it's a pretty good deal."
Izzo said that if he could get more out of each of the players as individuals, it would give MSU more punch as a team.
"If you look at it individually, I think we've got a lot more we can give."
He elaborated on what he meant by that statement.
"(Marquise) Gray had a better offensive night against Wisconsin. (Goran) Suton in that first few minutes (against Wisconsin) looked like the guy I still think he can be. "
Izzo noted that sometimes when a player shows a spark of ability it can lead to unfair expectations.
"A little bit of it has been unfair on my part, maybe your's (the media), but definitely mine," admitted the coach.
"When (Raymar) Morgan went down, we needed so much more from our bigs that now you're just crying for it. That's unfair too, because in some ways, they may not have more to give. But when you look at some of our best teams - I always compare them to the (Andre) Hutson's of the world - stat wise its similar."
While Izzo is satisfied with the progress of Gray, Suton and Ibok to date, he like any good coach knows what could happen if they develop to their full potential.
Izzo talked about starting center Drew Naymick and what he has meant to the team defensively.
"I think Naymick has done a good job defensively and at times, a little bit better offensively. I think he has the skills to get better offensively, he has a real nice jump hook, he's still a very good shooter and I'd like to get him to the free throw line more because he's a very good free throw shooter."
"Drew has made some progress. Basketball has become a priority for him and I think its showing on the floor. That bodes well for him this spring, summer and fall."
"I think they've (all) made some progress, I think if we're going to be able to make any kind of run at all whether its a one game, two game, five game or six games, they're still going to have to get better, but they are making some progress."