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Just received this in the inbox.
“I know there has been a lot of media and fan interest in the NBA decisions of our players. I’m doing what I said at the end of the season, which is trying to find out the status of draft prospects and then relay that information to them and their families. It’s an imperfect process with a lot of vague answers, but I want them to have as much information as possible before they make their decisions, and that’s what we are working feverishly to provide. I’ve spent virtually all of my time since returning from the Final Four on the phone with different general managers and NBA personnel, trying to gather the most accurate information available. I owe that to my players as they make perhaps the most important decision of their lives. We are aware of the upcoming deadlines and will inform everyone as decisions are made.”
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So you're saying the reason that Harris and Payne have been silent is because they respect Izzo and are awaiting the feedback hes gathering? So theres no need to panic (yet)
That's exactly what I want Izzo to do and what I expect him to say.
We'll know when they know and there's no sense pushing for a decision.
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
I would expect the decision to come in the next couple of days though. They'd be graded by the advisory committee on the 15th (Monday) and they could pull their papers on the 16th. I'd think that by Saturday we will know something...
My gut says Payne puts his name in without an agent and gets his draft grade.
This post was edited by WavSpartan 12 months ago
It's sad that he has to issue that statement.
But but but I'm just coming to messageboards seeking information! Isn't that what this is for? Why are you being so mean?
Thank you, Denicos.
People read this board.
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I thought you couldn't do that any more?
Someone should tweet this to nysparty asap. @nysparty1....izzo says the silence of payne and harris is defining. #creepyteenagestalker
Draft grades come out on the 15th. You can withdraw until the 16th.
More to the point, Izzo is getting NBA input for them, so they don't have to put their name in (which they can only do once without losing their amateur status) to get an idea where they'd be drafted. Makes more difference to Harris (a freshman) than Payne.
Just another reason why Izzo fuckin' rocks.
tRCMB inbox or your email inbox?
I'm pretty sure sent it using his tRCMB account.
It's great to read things like this. Izzo is the hardest worker in the game and his players respect that. Most players on most teams announce it themselves without involving the coach. Respect goes a long way. He's a 'green' collar coach.
That's what both of them did.
Izzo PM'd him a few days ago, but his inbox never indicated he had any mail. He is sorry to reporting this so late.
According to Rexrode (can't link from mobile, its on Freep), none of the players applied to the draft board for evaluations. Izzo handling it himself. Interesting wrinkle that Ihavent seen reported elsewhere. Deadline to ask for evaluation from draft board was yesterday.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
"No Michigan State underclassman applied to the NBA undergraduate advisory board by Wednesday’s deadline for information seeking feedback on their draft prospects.
"Instead MSU coach Tom Izzo is handling the fact-finding. This means the players have until April 28 to enter the draft to beat the early-entry deadline. Players who applied to the board would need to decide by Tuesday."
This means the players have until April 28 to enter the draft to beat the early-entry deadline. Players who applied to the board would need to decide by Tuesday.
I swear graham couch is the worst fucking thing to happen to MSU
Izzo killin it.
Sounds like he's telling us not to panic. I'm gonna panic.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
I thought Izzo said earlier that Appling applied. Which would make sense as he's a Jr. and I think you can only do it twice.
I read that as well. Rexrode stating that no one applied to the board was a first as far as Ihave seen.
Maybe this relates to Izzos comment about 80 players being first round grade lol
I want him to close with ",...and I'm doing everything humanly possible to explain to them the benefits of coming back for our national championship run."
Vim -- noun: robust energy and enthusiasm : VITALITY
AM Wood, right?
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