This decision was most recently made by high-profile Michigan State recruits, 6-foot-8 forward Delvon Roe (whose AAU team Kings of the Court had the weekend off) and 5-foot-10 scoring guard Korie Lucious (whose Wisconsin DTA team gladly accepted the rising senior.)
The underlying strength in Spartan recruiting is evident in the bonds and friendships that their recruits initiate. Last weekend at the King James Shooting Stars Tournament, entering MSU freshman 6-foot-5 Chris Allen could be found cheering on Roe. Allen also played on the same AAU team (World Wide Renegades) as the highly recruited Richard Howell, jr.
Current Spartan Raymar Morgan had a fine freshman season, when he wasn't injured, and was on hand to watch Roe hit game winning free-throws vs. Team Breakdown (FL.) in the same tournament.
This past weekend in Ft. Wayne, IN was a time for Roe and Lucious. Roe brings intangibles and the ability to do-it-all and Lucious glides down the court with cat-like quickness as defenders stay weary of his pull-up jumper and ability to get in the lane.
But, while the Devin Harris (Dallas Mavericks) sponsored team eased though pool play games and the first tournament game, they ran into the first of two teams featuring the Spiece name. The first was the Spiece Select 2008 who fell to the DTA team by three. Their third tournament game pitted the powerful duo against the Spiece Indy Heat who ended the DTA tournament run in the 17u Gold Division.
From all accounts received, Roe continued his torrid pace and Lucious was ineffective in tournament play due to slight injury. But, the good thing for these teammates is they'll have another day or four years to try and win championships.
Izzo and his staff have many of the best lined up and it's no wonder why, as incoming Spartan recruits and current Spartan players show support around every corner for their future Green and White brethren.