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Tom Izzo excited to have Michigan State’s next football-basketball athlete in Keon Coleman

Tom Izzo has had football players play basketball on his team going back to his early years when Nick Saban was the Spartans’ football.

He had them in subsequent years, under John L. Smith and Mark Dantonio, too.

Now, Izzo is set to have the latest player cross Shaw Lane and play at the Breslin Center in the second year of Mel Tucker’s tenure at Michigan State.

Keon Coleman, a three-star wide receiver prospect from Louisiana, signed his letter of intent with the Spartans football program on Wednesday and made it clear that he plans on playing basketball as well as football.

More than 10 years after Michigan State had its last football/basketball dual-sport athlete, Izzo is excited to have one again.

“I love two-sport guys,” Izzo said on Thursday. “I’ve loved two-sport guys since I was one myself at a very small, small school. I’ve always appreciated guys that

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