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August 26, 2011

Dwaun Anderson will not enroll at MSU

MSU basketball recruit Dwaun Anderson lost his mother in the spring and will not enroll at MSU in the fall. Here's the full release explaining why.

     Michigan State announced Friday that due to personal issues, relating to the loss of his mother, Dwaun Anderson will not be enrolled in classes for the fall semester and will not be on the active roster for the 2011-12 men’s basketball team.

 Statement from Dwaun Anderson:
    The last two years have been a very rough time for me as I’ve had to deal with some personal tragedies, including the sickness and death of my mother. I’ve been in counseling as I attempt to cope with these issues, and I plan to undergo further counseling. I want to get all my personal issues in order before moving on to the next stage of my life. I loved being on campus this summer, getting to know and spend time with my teammates and a lot of other great people, but it also made me realize that I need to get some other things together before dealing with the pressures that come with being a college basketball player.”

     Statement from Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo:
    “We know it’s been a difficult last few years for Dwaun, culminating with the death of his mother this spring. He’s trying to iron out his personal life before moving onto his collegiate and basketball life. We will be supportive of him throughout this process, understanding there are things in life more important than basketball.
    “It’s important that we respect the privacy of Dwaun and his family during this difficult time.”

    There's no word on Anderson's possible future with MSU, but clearly the focus is on getting him through this, then figuring out the next step.

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