The term “leave it all on the court” is one that is constantly used by coaches and players around the country. Most people sit in the locker room after a game completely exhausted and feel like they have left everything they had out there. But no one has the right to use that term as much as Delvon Roe.
I don’t think we’ve ever seen a player who continually battled through injury and setbacks the way Delvon did and no one ever heard him complain about any of it. In today’s “me first” culture that we have seen in collegiate sports, Delvon bucked the trend and showed what it really meant to put a team, program and University in front of his personal accomplishments. I can personally say that the values that Delvon has shown over the last few years exemplify the true meaning of being a Spartan.
It’s been a privilege getting to know Delvon and I’ve enjoyed the conversations and time off the court with him as much as watching him play. I can guarantee that when my son is old enough he will hear the stories of Delvon’s personal sacrifice and toughness.
I want to thank Delvon for making our program better and continuing the traditions that were set forth long before I got to MSU. It’s an honor to have him as a part of our Spartan Family.