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Mixed signals on what's next for Michigan State's Korie Lucious

korie lucious suspended

When contacted on Wednesday by the Lansing State Journal, Michigan State guard Korie Lucious -- who was suspended by coach Tom Izzo on Tuesday for the remainder of the season -- said he wasn't sure what was next for him.
"I still don't know what I'm gonna do," Lucious told the newspaper about a possible transfer.
By Eugene Tanner, AP
Meanwhile, Lucious' mother, Latonia Guider, seemed a little more certain about what was next for her son when she spoke to SpartanNation.com early on Wednesday:
"I love my son dearly. We certainly didn't want his career at MSU to end this way, but we thank all of you for your prayers and thoughts," Guider told SpartanNation.com. "Korie will finish the semester at Michigan State and Coach Izzo has said he will help Korie find a new school. We are grateful to God for Coach Izzo and Michigan State. My son has admitted he made mistakes. I ask that people remember him and judge him not just by mistakes, but by the man I believe him to be, and that he will grow into."
But later in the day, Guider spoke with Joe Rexrode of the Lansing State Journal and wasn't quite as definitive:
"It's up to Korie, it's not up to me," she said. "It's up to Korie what Korie wants to do. ... I don't know what he's gonna do, honestly."
Guider told the State Journal that "maybe there's still a chance" her son remains at Michigan State.
"I respect coach Izzo and Michigan State, and all they've done for Korie," Guider continued. "Coach Izzo needs to do what he has to do for his program. And if that's dismissing Korie, then that's what needs to be done. Korie's gonna get it figured out. I think this incident might end up being a real eye opener for him. We cried on the phone together last night, and then he went to the gym. He'll keep working and getting better, and he'll grow up."
Neither Michigan State or Izzo have commented further about the situation since releasing a statement on Tuesday night. The Spartans face off with in-state rival Michigan later Thursday in East Lansing.

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