CSR talks with Korie Lucious

CSR talks with Korie Lucious

Cyclone Sports Report talks with former Michigan State point guard Korie Lucious about his decision to transfer to Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is the main reason that you chose to transfer to Iowa State?

Korie Lucious: I would definitely say Fred Hoiberg. I just feel like he's going to give me the best opportunity to get to the next level. I think he has shown by the way that he has helped Diante (Garrett) play this year that he's a great coach for guards to play for.

Cyclone Sports Report: It would seem with all the talented players coming in next year that you should be playing on a very good team for the 2012-13 season. Do you agree?

Korie Lucious: Yeah, they obviously will be returning most of their players for the season that I will be playing and I definitely think we'll have the talent to go deep into the tournament.

Cyclone Sports Report: How much of a factor was your former Michigan State teammate Chris Allen in your decision to come to Iowa State?

Korie Lucious: Well actually Diante was first to call me when things came out that I was leaving Michigan State. HE said that he talked with Coach Hoiberg and that I should come play there. Then I talked with Chris and he just told me that he thought it would be the best fit for me.

Cyclone Sports Report: What is the best attribute that you will be bringing to Iowa State?

Korie Lucious: I would say my say my competitiveness. I really want to win and after playing in two Final Four's it's pretty much what I expect to do. I just think it's in my blood and so I'll just be trying to bring a lot of heart and tenacity to the court every time I play for Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: Did you already have a relationship with Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger from your days in Milwaukee?

Korie Lucious: It was more through other people like Mike Taylor and my brother. They all said that he was a great guy and so that also was another nice thing about Iowa State.

Cyclone Sports Report: You took a visit to Iowa State not long after you decided to leave Michigan State. What did you find out on your visit?

Korie Lucious: I had a lot of fun. The crowd and the whole environment was amazing especially considering the fact that the season has not gone the way they wanted it to. They showed me a lot of love and support and the whole time things just felt like home.

Cyclone Sports Report: You will have to sit out next season's games. What are you going to look to improve on the most during this time off?

Korie Lucious: I really want to work on everything. I'm just going to take the time to really work on my all-round game so that I become as complete of a player as I can be.

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