Michigan State coach Tom Izzo praises Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky


Michigan State coach Tom Izzo praises Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky

Like most involved in college basketball, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo finds it easy to compliment Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky.

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Izzo, in his postgame press conference following Michigan State’s 68-61 loss Sunday at Wisconsin, showered the likely Big Ten Player of the Year (National Player of the Year, too?) with praise.

In the opening statement alone, Izzo said Kaminsky impresses him more than any player since Glenn Robinson — yes, the Big Dog — and that the Wisconsin senior is nation’s best player. Later on, Izzo added that he would have cheered Kaminsky’s effort had he not been on the opposing bench.

It was easy to laud Kaminsky after this one. The senior scored a season-high 31 points, on 11-of 17 from the field, and added eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals.

You name it, Kaminsky did it.

Here’s exactly what Izzo said about Kaminsky.



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