Junior point guard Korie Lucious has been cut from the Michigan State Spartans, shortly after the player tweeted, “Man did I really mess up this time…off 2 the gym I go!”
Coaches did not elaborate as to precisely why Lucious was dismissed from the team, but a DUI charge and disciplinary action for skipping classes have been cited as contributing factors by press. In a statement, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said:
“Unfortunately, Korie Lucious displayed conduct detrimental to the program… My focus is on this team for the remainder of the season.”
Lucious also released a statement about the decision to cut him from the team, reading in part:
“I didn’t live up to the standards of the program. Unfortunately, I let my teammates, my coaches, and myself down, and wish them the best for the rest of the season.”
Michigan State is set to host rival in-state team the Wolverines tomorrow night.