Spartan Basketball Guard & Captain Joshua Langford Talks 2019-2020 Campaign

Hondo S. Carpenter

Breslin Student Events Center

East Lansing, MI

The #1 team in America is right here in East Lansing and of course, we are talking about the Michigan State Spartans and their Hall of Fame head coach Tom Izzo.

Langford's health is the biggest question on this team.  The Spartans are not worried, for all signs are positive, but if this former McDonald's All American is back, he is a top NBA prospect and a key player on what could be a national championship team.

The Spartans kick off the season on October 29, in an exhibition contest against Albion and the season officially kicks off November 5 at 9:30 PM in New York. The Spartans will be taking on the Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic. No doubt that the nation’s attention is already looking at the critical first game of the year heavyweight fight.

Izzo said of Langford earlier this week that, "Langford, he has made great progress. He was averaging 15 points a game through the early part of the season. Then he started playing not as much and then not at all for January on. That was a problem. But since he started playing full a few weeks ago, he's been very impressive but still with some unknowns. So I'm excited about Josh because he's excited to be back playing. He kept himself in great shape. He did an unbelievable job with his body this summer, not being able to do much running. He shot out of a chair all summer. His shot looks good. It's, again, playing every day will be the big key."

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