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Appling Named Third Captain of MSU Men's Basketball Team

Appling Named Third Captain of MSU Men's Basketball Team

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jan 21, 2013

Michigan State's Senior captain duo of center Derrick Nix and sophomore guard Russell Byrd will now be a trio with the addition of junior point guard Keith Appling.

Coach Tom Izzo named Appling the team's third captain Sunday evening, a day after the junior's strong performance in the win against Ohio State.

Nix and Byrd had been voted captains by their teammates. Coach Izzo said in his weekly news conference that Byrd approached him last month about Appling deserving to be a captain of the team.

MSU plays Wisconsin on the road tomorrow night at 7:00PM.