Basketball: Former Meadowcreek HS basketball star Chris Allen DISMISSED from Michigan State

Chis Allen (MSU)

Chis Allen (MSU)

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo still has high expectations for former Meadowcreek High standout Chris Allen, but it will be at another school.

Allen has been dismissed from Michigan State after failing to meet multiple team obligations. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard was entering his senior year for the Spartans, which are being mentioned as top contenders for next season’s national championship. Allen may transfer to another Div. I school, but may have to sit out a year under NCAA rules.

“I know he’s going to be a great player,” Izzo said in a statement. “He deserves another chance to play basketball somewhere, but it’s in everyone’s interest that it be somewhere other than Michigan State. Like every player, he has to mature a little bit. I think a year away from the game will be beneficial for his development as a person and a player.”

Allen, who was a member of two straight Final Four teams at Michigan State, had been in the doghouse since last spring. He had not been working out with the team over the summer, according to the Detroit News.

“I have enjoyed my time at Michigan State and I appreciate all the support from my fans and everyone associated with the program,” Allen said. “It’s unfortunate things didn’t work out, but I’m leaving on good terms with my teammates and coaches.”

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32 comments Add your comment

Snoopy

August 4th, 2010
5:24 pm

Come home & get into the Fox Den for a year…

Pago Pago Dawg

August 4th, 2010
5:40 pm

Naw, the DAWGS don’t need this guy either.{:”}

ArkyTech

August 4th, 2010
6:39 pm

Got 1 year of eligibility left? Trying to get NBA ready? Sounds like a future Jacket to me!

Noneya

August 4th, 2010
7:34 pm

Chris Allen has fans?!?

Antoine

August 4th, 2010
8:02 pm

Noneya- That’s the samethimg I said when I read his quote.

Ref

August 4th, 2010
10:24 pm

Fans…??? WHAT…?!?!?!?!?

That one line tells it all, “…all my fans…”

Time to grow up, dude.

Halsey

August 5th, 2010
12:37 am

lol I thought the same. What an ego.

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Tech Sting

August 5th, 2010
2:06 am

Fox will take him—just win baby!!!

Notso Fast

August 5th, 2010
6:13 am

The SEC is fast becoming a place that says “give us your good players that can help us win. We don’t care what he has done, if he can play, there is room for him on our team.. Auburn, Miss. have already adopted this. Who will be the next?

bob

August 5th, 2010
8:06 am

Maybe the kid has learned a thing or two from his experiences.

goatD

August 5th, 2010
8:18 am

Does anybody know what this kid did?

black n blue blood

August 5th, 2010
8:36 am

goatD, my guess is that, he was doing his own thing on his own time. Probably a good kid, just did not get the sense that major college sports is like working a regular 9 to 5. Being on time and accountable is the key.

Ricky

August 5th, 2010
8:40 am

First of all, I have to say this is ever so humbling just being amongst such wonderful people and such a wonderful sport. Firstly, I’d like to thank the NCAA for recognizing my amazing work. Thank you to Coach for allowing me creative license to shower all my fans with the chance to watch me play. I look forward to another opportunity to be on your college’s highlight reel, I am so good.

Spud Webb

August 5th, 2010
9:00 am

He’d fit right in with the train wreck going on in Athens, why not.

Paddy

August 5th, 2010
9:06 am

All my fans, Wow!!!! No ego there! My guess they won’t need to rent out the VFW Hall for that going away gig!

1913

August 5th, 2010
9:06 am

Georgia State!!!

JEWELL ROLLEN

August 5th, 2010
9:28 am

YES, I AM A FAN OF CHRIS’…A GREAT KID. HOPE YOU LAND IN A GOOD SITUATION KID. GOD BLESS….

GT BABY

August 5th, 2010
9:36 am

of course georgia fans would take this guy….you think uga really cares if he is a trouble maker, please?

Basketball GOD

August 5th, 2010
9:39 am

Maybe a fresh start will be good for him. He probably will have to go to a mid major or low major program….

Bleu_Bayou42

August 5th, 2010
9:41 am

“my fans” is this guy on American Idol or what ?

Ga. Baseball

August 5th, 2010
11:06 am

Let him go play with his AAU buddies.

LeftCoastDawg

August 5th, 2010
11:31 am

UNIV OF WEST GEORGIA!

DAWGS

August 5th, 2010
11:42 am

(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((30-24))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))0
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((73-66)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))0
HAHAHAHAHAHAH WE RUN THIS STATE!

SPUD WEBB- IF BY “TRAIN WRECK,” YOU MEAN A PROGRAM QUICKLY RISING TO THE TOP WITH THE ADDITIONS OF MARCUS THORNTON, KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL (THE TOP PLAYER IN THE STATE), AND ALREADY BEATING A LOADED NERD SQUAD LAST YEAR (IN WHICH EVERY ONE IN THE TEAM LEFT), THEN YES UGA IS A TRAINWRECK.

ITS TIME TO FACE REALITY NERDS WHICH IS SIMPLY THAT UGA RUNS THIS STATE IN BOTH FOOTBALL AND NOW BASKETBALL. WITH FOX UGA IS QUICKLY BECOMING ONE OF THE BEST BBALL SCHOOL IN THE SOUTH, WHILE GT IS SIMPLY BECOMING…..BAD….WITHOUT TALENT. BEFORE AT LEAST YALL HAD TALENT.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA WE RUN THIS STATE

Taylor

August 5th, 2010
12:27 pm

It’s amazing the insecure Tech fans that turn an article that has NOTHING to do with UGA in a way to try and diss UGA. So funny

old teach

August 5th, 2010
12:29 pm

Allen has been given the chance to show or develop the character he needs to be a real life success. Lets hope that he makes good decisions for a change in order to “mature” as his coach put it.

Spanky

August 5th, 2010
1:42 pm

A shame that he’s a senior and still has to “mature”. He could wreck shop with the right mid-major program, wish him the best.

renegade#1

August 5th, 2010
1:56 pm

Whats wrong with these atheletes. These schools set them up to be succesful for the rest of their lives and they just blow it I guess you dont have to be smart to play a game but that changes when you have to play the game of life. These guys need to brighten up and get an education or they will be crack dealers and carjackers til their time comes to do that 15 year gig at at a state run correctional institute. You guys step up and get your GDCC letter jacket.

ThatGuy

August 5th, 2010
2:37 pm

Nadlicker,

The caps lock key is an amazing function on a keyboard. Use it correctly and your message might look somewhat coherent. Creating a message in ALL CAPS only confirms that you are a douche bag.

Derrick

August 5th, 2010
8:20 pm

LOL DAWGS. UGA will always suck in basketball and our declining in football. Mark Fox 14-17 WOHOO on the rise! HAHA

Georgia Football

August 6th, 2010
9:04 am

Leaving on good terms????? He got kicked off the team!!!!!!!

CherChum

February 17th, 2012
6:52 am