Izzo Shootout

Izzo Shootout

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University was swarming with basketball talent from June 16-17 as teams from all over the country were invited to participate in Tom Izzo's Summer Shootout. 

The shootout consisted of 5 guaranteed games for every team during the weekend. Teams who participated traveled from as close as Okemos high school and as far as powerhouse Chicago Simeon.

The program was able to provide housing for traveling teams in the nearby dorms on the MSU campus to give the the young student athletes the college experience as well. 

Even the current MSU Basketball players took part in the weekend long event as they were at each site working the scorers tables and getting to know the players on each team.

Okemos High School head coach Jeff Wonch shares his thoughts on the weekend event,

"First thing with this event is that its so much fun! It's a great time for coaches to give individual attention to all their players and work on everything that needs to be worked on and is just an overall great and fun atmosphere along the way."

The young student athletes had and overall great experience as they had the opportunity to meet current Spartan basketball players and the Spartans got a glimpse of some of their future teammates and exactly what they will bring to the team.

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