"He was a great human being and one of the best offensive minds in basketball," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, a friend of Saunders for three-plus decades, said. "I could talk basketball with him all day and night."
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"I don't think there's any question that they're going to be the team to beat," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told the Detroit Free Press. "Sulaimon brings something to the table."
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