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Former Michigan State Guard, Korie Lucious, To Play For Iowa State

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Former Michigan State Guard Korie Lucious, who was dismissed by Tom Izzo earlier this year for violating team rules after playing 18 games with Michigan State this year, has announced today that he has decided to transfer to Iowa State to play basketball for the Cyclones.

He will have one season of eligibility remaining after sitting out for the 2011-2012 season, as NCAA rules require you to sit out one year if you decide to transfer. He will be eligible to play as a redshirt senior beginning the 2012-2013 season.

Lucious helped Michigan State get to two Final Fours and averaged 6.5 points and 4.1 assists this season, before being suspended.

He will join former Michigan State Guard Chris Allen, who also decided to transfer to Iowa State earlier this year.

I can't help but to think that Chris Allen transferring to Iowa State has a lot to do with Korie Lucious decided to go their as well.

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Iowa State Head Coach Fred Hoiberg stated this earlier today, "Korie is an accomplished point guard with valuable experience playing at the highest level. He is a point guard that can run a team, make plays and score in both transition and in the half-court. Korie will fit in great in our up-tempo style and we are excited to have him join our program."

When asked why he decided to transfer to Iowa State, Lucious responded with this, "I really felt Coach Hoiberg and his connections made Iowa State the best place for me. It's the best opportunity for me in continuing my playing career. I am really excited to be teammates with Chris Allen again. He is one of my closest friends. I know I won't be able to play next year, but I can work hard every day in practice and make the team better. I can't wait to get there."