The Michigan State Spartans basketball team have officially announced their captains for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
Joshua Langford, Foster Loyer, and Aaron Henry have all been announced by head coach Tom Izzo as captains:
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“When you have a vote among your players to determine captains, it’s always interesting to see who the team looks to and in this case, I think our team selected three players who are true leaders in our program,” Izzo said.
“Josh Langford is one of the most disciplined players we’ve ever had here and it’s a testament to him that he is a captain for his third-straight year. It’s a special type of person to command that respect from his team and Josh has earned that.
It is the third time that Langford has been named a captain for the Spartans during his career.
“It means a lot,” Langford said. “Not everyone gets the opportunity to play at a program like Michigan State. Just to have the opportunity to play here, it’s an honor and a blessing. To look at the names of all these different captains and great leaders from his program, it’s a great honor and another result of God’s Grace.”
Henry ultimately decided to return to the Spartans after originally having declared for the 2020 NBA Draft:
“I’m honored to have an opportunity like this at a program like Michigan State,” Henry said. “When you come to Michigan State and you’re here for two or three years, you aspire to be like many of the great leaders this program has had. I think being a captain for the Michigan State basketball team carries a lot of weight. All of us share that leadership and we want to be leaders on a team that helps to carry on the legacy of this program.”
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