“It was a call-out meeting kind of,” junior point guard Travis Walton said before reconstructing some of the play-by-play.
“If you feel that player isn’t playing hard, or you felt that player isn’t leading, or this player isn’t doing that, let’s not hold it in and let it frustrate you. Let’s talk about it.’ ”
“Everybody had his own say-so about individuals, coaches, whoever,” Walton said. “We sorted it all out because we still have our main goal, and that’s to win a championship.”
In a perverse sort of way, I guess I hope this really is a problem with the relationships between the players, because that’s more correctable than a fundamental problem with this group of players playing Izzo’s offensive system, as I’ve speculated may exist.
The freshmen help on offense, hurt on defense.
Neitzel makes academic all-district team.
Statsheet.com has individual, conference-only tempo-free stats up. Suton leads the league in offensive rebounding % (14.6%) and ranks second in defensive rebounding % (23.1%). Naymick leads in block % (11.9%) .
Three of the top 8 players in assist % are Spartans (the three point guards). Beyond that, MSU players don’t make much of a showing in the offensive leader boards.