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2000 Michigan State players believe Spartans have championship formula

Aloysius Anagonye is watching from Paris, believing the Michigan State basketball program continues to impart ideals of American culture idolized throughout the world.

The Detroiter is excited about MSU’s run this season, but probably not as much as Leon and Fletcher Ballinger, the young sons of Adam, a redshirt freshman on the 2000 national championship team.

Ballinger allowed the boys to miss the first part of school on Monday morning in Melbourne, Australia, to watch the Spartans take down Duke in the East Region final.

While many of coach Tom Izzo’s players since 2000 have joined that team in the Final Four club, A.