Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has announced that Spartan guard Korie Lucious has been suspended for the rest of the season.
In a statement, Izzo said, “Unfortunately Korie Lucious displayed conduct detrimental to the program. My focus is on the team for the remainder of the season.”
Lucious had been suspended earlier this year for an exhibition game as well as the season opener for a drunk driving arrest in August. In September he pleaded guilty to reduced charges of reckless driving.
Lucious, a junior, was a key contributor and usually the first guard off the bench for Michigan State. He was averaging 6.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game. Lucious had struggled recently, in his last three games he hit on only three of 23 from the field, a meager 13%. He committed four turnovers in the three games.
Lucious released a statement through the school which said, “I didn’t live up to the standards of the program, unfortunately I let my teammates, my coaches and myself down and I wish them the best for the rest of the season.”