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MSU or NBA? Izzo won’t try to sway Deyonta Davis

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Deyonta Davis

East Lansing – Michigan State has the best recruiting class of Tom Izzo’s career coming in next season, but the biggest question at this point is whether 6-foot-10 Deyonta Davis returns for his sophomore season.

The Muskegon native is listed high on most NBA mock drafts, but his status in the wake of Michigan State’s first-round loss to Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament will be determined over the next few weeks.

Izzo had his season-ending news conference on Tuesday, and said he has already met once with Davis, but the process of gathering information will be ongoing.

“(We have to) remind everybody you gotta be ready to go physically,” Izzo said. “You’ve got to be ready skill-wise and you’ve got to be ready mentally."

Izzo was clear he wouldn’t push Davis either way.

“All I want for Deyonta Davis is for him to be successful,” Izzo said.

As for the rest of the returning roster, Izzo said he expects everyone back but wouldn’t rule out any changes.

“A couple guys have to make decisions,” Izzo said.

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