Michigan State Basketball: 3 most unlikable Michigan players since 2000

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3. Jordan Poole (2-3 record vs. MSU)

How did Jordan Poole make this type of list? Have you ever heard this dude talk about Michigan State? Have you ever seen him play? That’s enough reason for me.

Don’t get me wrong, as a freshman, Poole was a stone-cold killer. He was draining threes and making a name for himself on a national level with a buzzer-beater in Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament to beat Houston on the way to a Final Four. He was a solid player and I think all the headlines got to his head as a sophomore.

Sure, he was cocky as a freshman, but he knew how to contain it. As a sophomore, he felt like he deserved LeBron treatment (AKA getting all the calls).

Poole had plenty of swag which sometimes drives opposing fans nuts but he acted like Michigan State was beneath him on the hardwood. Fortunately, the Spartans put his Wolverines in their place during his sophomore year with three straight wins in a month and his ankles are still on the Crisler Center 3-point line where Matt McQuaid left them.

And any time an opposing player calls MSU’s beautiful campus “trash”, they deserve to be on the unlikable list.