Tom Izzo has been at Michigan State since 1995 and there is no shortage to the amount of talented players he’s coached.

Izzo has guided college greats like Jason Richardson, Denzel Valentine, Draymond Green and Cassius Winston. These are just a few of the names Izzo mentions on the latest episode of March Madness 365 to build his ultimate Michigan State dream player.

This episode also features audio from Andy Katz’s interview with all six DI men’s basketball coaches in the state of Mississippi. That discussion covers the meaning and importance of Mississippi’s decision to remove the Confederate symbol from the state’s flag. You can watch that discussion here:

Andy Katz talks with all six DI men’s basketball coaches in Mississippi about the state’s flag

Below are the 10 players that make up Tom Izzo’s ultimate Michigan State dream player: 

The Clutch Gene — Denzel Valentine (Guard, 2012-2016)

Denzel Valentine of Michigan State

Tom Izzo originally went with Mateen Cleaves for this characteristic but changed his mind, bumping Cleaves to another category and tapping Denzel Valentine as his “Mr. Clutch.”

Valentine  came into his own during his four-year stint in East Lansing as his leadership and scoring ability blossomed in the mid-2010s. Valentine went from averaging 6.5 points per game his freshman and sophomore year to putting up an average of 16.9 points per game in his junior and senior seasons.

Valentine was one of MSU’s go-to scorers late in games during his final years as a Spartan, including his famous, and oh-so-appropriate game-winner on Feb. 14, 2015 (that’s right, Valentine’s Day) against rival Ohio State to knock off the Buckeyes 59-56.

The Athletic Wonder — Jason Richardson (Guard, 1999-2001)

Jason Richardson of Michigan State

Jason Richardson played for Tom Izzo for two seasons before departing for the NBA. The athletic guard posted 14.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game during his last season as a Spartan. Although he was a stat-sheet stuffer in his sophomore year, Izzo remembers Richardson for his length and leaping ability.

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“Because of his size I go with Jason Richardson,” Izzo said when deciding between Richardson and Shannon Brown for this category. “Shannon had the strength but JR had the length. You know, 6’6″, long, [could]jump out of the gym.”

The Shooter — Morris Peterson (Forward, 1995-2000)

Morris Peterson was one of the first players Tom Izzo coached at Michigan State. Peterson stuck around for four more seasons after breaking his finger as a true freshman and obtaining a medical redshirt. 

Peterson took advantage of the extra year has he helped lead the Spartans to the 2000 national title and won Big Ten Player of the Year on the back of his 16.8 points per game and 43% shooting from three-point land. 

The Bucket Getter — Miles Bridges (Forward, 2016-2018)