Steven, son of coach Tom Izzo, makes Spartans basketball roster as walk-on
East Lansing — Michigan State has a new addition to this season’s roster
Steven Izzo, son of coach Tom Izzo, is a walk-on with the Spartans for the 2019-20 season.
Listed at 5-foot-8, 150 pounds on the Spartans’ roster, Steven Izzo played in high school at Lansing Catholic but didn’t see significant action. He went through summer workouts with Michigan State and chose to join the team instead of serving in another role such as a manager.
Steven Izzo, who will wear No. 13, was one of five newcomers to the roster. Guard Rocket Watts is listed at 6-2, 185 pounds and will wear No. 2; forward Malik Hall is 6-7, 215 pounds and will wear No. 25 and forward Julius Marble is 6-8, 225 pounds and is wearing No. 34. Transfer forward Joey Hauser is listed at 6-9, 220 pounds and will wear No. 20.
Michigan State’s only exhibition game is Oct. 29 at home against Albion. The Spartans then begin the regular season against Kentucky in the Champions Classic on Nov. 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The first regular-season home game is Nov. 10 against Binghamton.