Spartan Nation first reported in April that Allen would not return.Â A fact confirmed this evening by this statement from MSU:
Chris Allen Will Not Return For 2010-11 Season
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday that Chris Allen will not be returning for the 2010-11 season.
Tom Izzo Statement
â€œItâ€™s been no secret that Chris Allen â€™s been in a tenuous position since the spring. There were multiple obligations that Chris had to meet in order to return for his senior season. While he did make progress through the summer, he has failed to meet all the obligations and will not be a part of our program this fall. I know heâ€™s going to be a great player. He deserves another chance to play basketball somewhere, but itâ€™s in everyoneâ€™s interest that it be somewhere other than Michigan State . Like every player, he has to mature a little bit. I think a year away from the game will be beneficial for his development as a person and a player.”
Chris Allen Statement
â€œCoach was straight-forward with me about what I needed to do to remain a part of the team. Unfortunately, I didnâ€™t meet all the obligations. I have enjoyed my time at Michigan State and I appreciate all the support from my fans, and everyone associated with the program. Itâ€™s unfortunate things didnâ€™t work out, but Iâ€™m leaving on good terms with my teammates and coaches.â€