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Javon Bess & Marvin Clark Plan To Transfer From Michigan State Basketball

Javon Bess at the 2016 B1G Tournament.  Photo courtesy of Sofiya Stumpos.

Javon Bess at the 2016 B1G Tournament. Photo courtesy of Sofiya Stumpos.

Here is the release sent by MSU basketball SID Matt Larson moments ago:

Bess And Clark Plan To Transfer

Michigan State men’s basketball sophomores Javon Bess and Marvin Clark Jr. have announced their intention to transfer at the end of the semester.

Statement from Javon Bess

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“My two years at Michigan State have been full of great memories and relationships that will last a lifetime. But after some great meetings with Coach Izzo following the season, I believe it’s in my best interests to seek an expanded role as I look elsewhere to continue my basketball career. I’d like to thank my teammates and coaches for all they’ve done for me. And a special thank you to Spartan fans for their support over the last two seasons.”

Statement from Marvin Clark Jr.

“I want to say that nothing can replace the experiences I gained while playing for Coach Izzo. I’ll always love and respect him for giving me the opportunity to put on a Spartan uniform. With that said, I do feel it’s in my best interests to find a new home to continue my college career.

“My time here has been unbelievable. From Spartan Nation supporting me and giving life to us on a nightly basis, to the teachings of the coaching staff and finally my teammates and the bonds of brotherhood we’ve developed, it’s been a great experience.”

Statement from MSU coach Tom Izzo

“We wish Javon and Marvin nothing but the best in their careers. Javon battled through injuries as a freshman and Marvin had similar adversity this year, but I’m confident they both have bright futures. I’m going to do whatever I can to help them find the right fit moving forward.”