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Dwaun Anderson Won't Play For Michigan State This Year

Incoming freshman guard Dwaun Anderson has decided to not enroll at Michigan State for the fall semester. Anderson was set to join the Spartans for the 2011-12 season, but he is going to take a year off from basketball for personal reasons that were explained in a press release sent out on Friday.

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"The last two years have been a very rough time for me as I’ve had to deal with some personal tragedies, including the sickness and death of my mother. I’ve been in counseling as I attempt to cope with these issues, and I plan to undergo further counseling. I want to get all my personal issues in order before moving on to the next stage of my life. I loved being on campus this summer, getting to know and spend time with my teammates and a lot of other great people, but it also made me realize that I need to get some other things together before dealing with the pressures that come with being a college basketball player."

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Anderson, who was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball for 2011, is listed as a four-star recruit on Rivals. He was one of four 2011 recruits to sign with Michigan State. The other three -- Branden Dawson, Brandan Kearney and Travis Trice -- are expected to join the Spartans and contribute during the 2011-12 campaign.