Tom Izzo Rumors
A high school All-American at Pershing. An All-Big Ten guard at Michigan State for Tom Izzo. An NBA player. Now incarcerated, facing murder charges after a series of arrests. Gone was Appling’s jersey, traded for an orange jumpsuit with a much longer number: Michigan Department of Corrections inmate No. 390955. A library his place of solace from the court instead of a locker room. The brief realization of reaching his dream of making the NBA replaced by a string of court dates ever since, with each arrest and accusation more severe than the last. “I think unfortunately, Keith is gonna be a story and an example that people use of what could go wrong and why it’s important to stay on the straight and narrow,” said Brandon Grier, Appling’s former agent and fellow Detroit native. “A life and such a talented kid that went down the wrong path.”
On January 18, 2016, Grier made a deal. The Magic and coach Scott Skiles, another former MSU star, called and wanted to sign Appling to a 10-day contract. Grief called and gave his client the news. Appling’s response? “He actually told us he was firing us as we gave him that great news,” Grier recalled.
I’ve read the Tom Izzo credited your daughter for helping your improvement as a basketball player. Why would you say that’s correct? How would you add to that? Xavier Tillman: My daughter helped me become a more disciplined man. I had her when I was a senior in high school. She was born in December, right before the season started. I had her and she just helped me lock in more to where I wasn’t tempted in high school. I was more focused on my schoolwork. I want to tell her there are not a lot of obstacles that can stop her if she puts her mind to things. She’s definitely made me more disciplined. When she is older, she will be like ‘why are you so hard on me?’ Because I want the best for her.
Brandon Quinn: Michigan State announces that Tom Izzo has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be working remotely while he recovers. “You’d be hard pressed to find a coach that has taken more precautions than I have,” Izzo says in a statement.
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