Korie Lucious

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Korie Lucious
PLK Lucious.jpg
No. 13 – Wilki Morskie Szczecin
Position Point guard
League Polish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-01-05) January 5, 1989 (age 28)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Pius XI (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Michigan State (2008–2011)
Iowa State (2012–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2015 Rosa Radom
2015–present Wilki Morskie Szczecin

Korian "Korie" Lucious (born November 5, 1989[1]) is an American basketball player for Wilki Morskie Szczecin of the Polish Basketball League He played college basketball for the Iowa State University Cyclones men's basketball team. Upon transferring from the Michigan State University Spartans men's basketball team[2] in 2011, he redshirted the 2011–12 season and began playing for the Cyclones in 2012–13.[3]

Early life[edit]

On March 30, 2004, the 14-year-old Lucious was featured and described as a phenom in the sports section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.[4] After playing two years at perennial basketball powerhouse Rufus King High School, Lucious made a highly publicized transfer to the private Pius XI High School.[5]

College career[edit]

As a sophomore during the 2009-10 season for Michigan State, Lucious saw his playing time more than double as he averaged 22.9 minutes per game, up from 9.1 as a freshman. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.3 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game during his sophomore campaign. He hit a buzzer-beating three against the University of Maryland in the second round of 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament to give the Spartans an 85-83 win over the Terrapins.[6] The 5th-seeded Spartans eventually made it all the way to the Final Four, falling to Butler.

In January 2011, Lucious was suspended from the Michigan State program for the remainder of the 2010–11 season for "conduct detrimental to the team." "I didn't live up to the standards of the program," Lucious said in the statement. "Unfortunately, I let my teammates, my coaches, and myself down, and wish them the best for the rest of the season."[7]

Professional career[edit]

In August 2013, Lucious announced he has signed with Polish team Rosa Radom.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Lucious is the son of Latonia Guider and Antone Brazil.


  1. ^ "2007 USA Basketball Men's Youth Players" (PDF). USA Basketball. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Korie Lucious". Michigan State University. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  3. ^ Former Michigan State guard Korie Lucious transferring to Iowa State - ESPN
  4. ^ "Teen Sensation". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  5. ^ "High School Musical". Sports Illustrated. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Korie Lucious' buzzer-beater sinks Maryland as Michigan State advances in NCAA Tournament". Daily News. New York. 2010-03-21. 
  7. ^ Korie Lucious suspended from Michigan State Spartans for conduct detrimental to team - ESPN
  8. ^ Former Cyclone Korie Lucious To Play In Poland