Answering Your Michigan State Basketball Questions and Emails...

Izzo with a big smile 2016.
Izzo with a big smile 2016.

Answering Your #11 Michigan State BasketballQuestions and Emails...

Hondo I saw that NBC had MSU pre-season #13 in the basketball top 25. Did that shock you? Mike Gray

I could care less about the top 25, that all plays out in the season, but to me they lost all credibility when they said the next team was like the last with, “Lack of star power.” They are losing two NBA lottery picks. So what is the definition of “Star Power?”

Hondo I have an opinion and I would love your thoughts on it. With all the problems that MSU basketball has had, I think Tom Izzo has kind of put it in cruise control. I know that the two of you are friends, is there any truth in that? I know you probably can’t comment in an article, but can you at least email me back? John Rogers

What do I think? Better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. My opinion is that you are an idiot!

Hondo, Romeo Weems said that he never had MSU as his favorite and that he felt like DePaul, “Told him the truth.” Something doesn’t see right. Can and will you comment? This really has me upset. Chris Conway

I think that adults need to let kids make their decisions and accept it. If a teenagers choice of where to play college ball upsets you, I suggest reprioritizing your life. If they don’t pick your school you move on. I have a lot I would like to say, but it would do no one any good. If he wants to go there I wish him the best. I hope he is very happy. Our private conversations were not considered private only if he chose Michigan State and I will honor that.

Hondo I wanted to say that your podcast with Tum Tum Nairn was outstanding and some of the best "Inside" reporting I have ever heard. Everyone should listen, learn and be humbled. Thank you, Hondo and Tum Tum. Don Riley

Thank you, Don. Tum is a super person and he gave some tremendous information.

Hondo I read another MSU writer and he said that the loss of Weems to DePaul was a “Blow” and that “The beginning of the end of Tom Izzo’s recruiting wall around Michigan after a turbulent few months for MSU’s coach.” Thanks, Karen Olek

It was a blow. They put a ton of effort into it and they had GREAT reasons to be optimistic. I did not read the article and you provided not link but commenting only on what you allege the person says I do not think that at all. The turbulence has been from Nassar and the media and one other area that I will be addressing soon and has nothing to do with Izzo or Dantonio for that matter.

Hondo I have a simple question. I love Foster Loyer’s game, but he is so small. How good can he be at MSU and in the Big Ten. Larry Ingersoll

He can be a star. He has the leadership/grit of Mateen Cleaves and the scoring touch of Drew Neitzel. I have said and I maintain that he has the tools and a chance to one day be considered the second best PG in MSU history. (Please watch the video below)

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