One of Izzo's recruiting keys is to stay local 

July, 2, 2014
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With six trips to the Final Four in the last 15 years, there's no denying that the Michigan State Spartans are one of college basketball's national power house programs.

But when it comes to recruiting, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo is very content to take a regional based approach.

"Coach's philosophy has always been to recruit kids within a four hour radius," Michigan State associate head coach Dwayne Stephens said.