Sunday, March 4, 2012

Overcoming the Odds and Playing for Michigan St.

Anthony Ianni, right, with teammates
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Anthony Ianni isn’t sure if he’ll cry when he kisses center court on Senior Day, the emotions overwhelming him while surrounded by fans and family celebrating the achievements during his improbable Michigan State career.
The former walk-on-transfer earned the respect of coach Tom Izzo as the captain of the Spartans’ scout team along with a scholarship to play on one of the best college basketball programs in the country.
The big man also managed to prove a team of doubters from his past to be completely wrong.
Ianni was 5 years old when a group of specialists and therapists ran a battery of tests and foretold a future for him that stunned his father and left his mother in tears.

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