Michigan State Basketball: Why Brandan Kearney's Departure Doesn't Hurt Spartans

From Bleacher Report - College Basketball
December 29, 2012 - 2:07am

Losing a productive guard that contributes a handful of points in a dozen or so minutes would hurt any college basketball team, even the Michigan State Spartans.But luckily for Tom Izzo's club, Brandan Kearney wasn't such a guard in East Lansing.Kearney, a former Detroit Southeastern star, announced Thursday that he's leaving Michigan State (Detroit Free-Press) via a conversation with Izzo, who spoke of the issue Friday.A transfer is presumably on the horizon. Kearney wasn't Izzo's first defector, either.No, the sophomore was the third guard (excluding Dwaun Anderson, who never played) to leave East Lansing in just the past three seasons. Chris Allen and Korie Lucious each transferred to Iowa State after being dismissed on separate and unrelated cases in 2010 and 2011. When going strong, Allen is a lethal shooter with explosive athleticism. Fifteen points a night seem...

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