The first time I saw Dion Sims on a basketball court he was matching up against Kalin Lucas at St. Mary’s in Orchard Lake.
At that time, Sims was a freshman at University of Detroit-Jesuit High School and probably the most imposing wing I’d seen at that age.
These days, Sims is a 6-foot-5 and nearly 270-pound tight end at Michigan State and could possibly fill the toughness void for the Spartans in the coming weeks.
And keep this in mind, Sims is not Matt Trannon. He’s actually skilled and was a highly-regarded basketball player in high school — one of the top players in the state.
MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo said he planned to talk to football coach Mark Dantonio this week about the possibility of Sims doubling in basketball.
The decision would be Dantonio’s and Sims’ to make.
“I don’t have a good feel for it either way,” Izzo said.