Quinndary Weatherspoon did it again. The talented sophomore showed out against another Lithuanian professional basketball team and dominated them as well. Weatherspoon lit up the scoreboard and hung 34 on the Lithuanians as Mississippi State would cruise on to a 93-85 victory in Italy.
Weatherspoon wasn’t the only Bulldog to provide some excitement in this game. The young team had plenty of impressive contributions from guys all over the court.
Less than a minute to play and MSU leads 91-83. Q with 32. Peters with 20. Carter with 16.— MSU Men's Basketball (@HailStateMBK) August 8, 2016
It’s impressive to see Peters and Carter have noteworthy performances as well. The two young guards are part of the future of the team, but they appear ready to make an immediate impact.
I.J. Ready, the team’s only senior missed this game as well with an illness issue, and I haven’t heard whether or not he’ll return to play while the team is overseas. However, it seems like the youngsters behind him are capable of carrying the load while he recovers. But once he is healthy, his experience should be able to help give these incredibly talented players a bit of a boost as they prepare to take on the SEC.
So far in Italy, the Bulldogs are 2-0. This is as good of a start to their trip as anyone could have hoped. They’ll play another 2 games in Italy before they return home to prepare for the season.