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Kalin Lucas is one of the main reasons Michigan State is known as a March Madness tournament powerhouse. The Spartans made the tournament every year that Lucas led them from the point guard position, and if not for a serious Achilles injury, Lucas could have established himself as one of the best guards in Big Ten history.
The four-star ranked point guard made an immediate impact as a freshman, playing 25 minutes per game on a 27-9 Michigan State team. Lucas led the team in scoring in the NCAA tournament that year, which ended in a Sweet 16 loss.
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Now experienced and familiar with Tom Izzo’s formula, Lucas made a mammoth jump from his freshman to sophomore year. Lucas led the Spartans to a Big Ten Championship and earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors. This success carried over into the NCAA Tournament, where Michigan State fell to North Carolina in the finals.
Luckily for Michigan State fans, Lucas did not have a very high draft stock due to his ...
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