Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Fourth of July will be a day full of basketball for a trio of former Michigan State players. Branden Dawson, Travis Trice and Keith Appling will all take part in the Orlando Summer League starting Saturday morning. The action kicks off at 9 a.m. with Trice and the Miami Heat taking on the Indiana Pacers. Appling and the Orlando Magic White team will take on the Pistons at 11 a.m., while Dawson and the Los Angeles Clippers play at 1 p.m..Games can be seen on NBA TV.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Valentine spent last weekend at the Nike Basketball Academy in Los Angeles, where he competed against many of the top players in the country in games and skills competitions. The goal was to see where his game stood in relation to those projected at the top of next year's NBA draft, and Valentine said things went well.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Everybody knows about the leadership and will to win of Nairn. Having received the endorsement of two of the greatest Spartans of all-time in Draymond Green and Mateen Cleaves, it was already known what Nairn did for the locker room. Cleaves has even went as far to say that the soon-to-be sophomore reminds him of himself on more than one occasion because of the will to win.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Michigan State alum Keith Appling will once again participate in the summer league, playing for the Orlando Magic this time around.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with MSU five-star shooting guard commit (2016) from Madison, Alabama, Joshua Langford.



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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  When Madison Academy (Ala.) head basketball coach Andy Blackston saw a then-7th grade Joshua Langford come to his school for the first time and pick up a basketball, that’s when he knew. For Tellus Langford, it was when he saw his son win the Alabama 3A player of the year as an 8th grader on the Madison Academy varsity basketball team. That’s when he knew. Eventually, just about everyone in Joshua Langford’s life knew one thing was for certain — he would one day blossom into a big time Division 1 college basketball player.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When he committed to Michigan State last month, five-star guard Joshua Langford said he planned on lending a hand in the Spartans' recruiting efforts. It didn't take him long to follow through on that promise.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  For Nairn, the main objective offseason has been building that confidence. After taking two weeks off following the Final Four, Nairn said he spent time in Wichita, Kansas, site of his high school, Sunrise Academy. There, he woke up before 6 a.m. to go to the gym, and wouldn't leave until he made 500 3-pointers. Between his 3-pointer regiment and the various other shots he took, Nairn said he was putting more around 1,000 shots per day. "I was focusing more on one specific thing, and just trying to get better, pushing myself as hard as I can after it," Nairn said.
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Men's Basketball ftw.usatoday.com —  The Golden State Warriors re-signed their free agent forward Draymond Green to a five-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $85 million. Naturally, he called his mother to tell her about it. How did she react? With tears of joy.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Draymond Green announced Wednesday night that he has signed a new contract with the Golden State Warriors. Yahoo! reported the deal is for five years and is worth 85 million dollars.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The year is 1995, Tom Izzo becomes the 16th coach in Michigan State basketball history. He is now the longest tenured coach in the Big Ten and has the most wins as a Michigan State basketball coach. But, what is it that has allowed for Izzo to have so much success in East Lansing?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  While Branden Dawson spends the summer trying to prove he has enough of a jumper to make the NBA, Michigan State's newcomer at his position quickly showed he's beginning his college career with it in his arsenal. Deyonta Davis, the Spartans' incoming four-star forward, was one of several Spartans in action on Tuesday night at Aim High Sports on the opening night of the 2015 Moneyball Pro-Am.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Javon Bess is once again nearing full health from his foot injury, and this time he hopes the nagging ailment will be fully behind him. The Michigan State rising sophomore guard said on Tuesday that he has been out of a protective boot for about a month, and has started running on an anti-gravity treadmill along with doing shooting and ball handling drills. He hopes to be able to do a full workout in two weeks.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Player analysis derived from summer basketball, pro-ams included, can be misleading — as in, "That mid-major guy is a certain NBA first-round draft pick." A small sample size is even more likely to deceive. With that read-at-your-own-risk warning submitted for the record, here's a look at what I saw from each Michigan State player taking part in Lansing's Moneyball Pro-Am, which began Tuesday night at Aim High in Diamondale.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Tom Izzo talks about the retirement of Bo Ryan, watching former Spartan Draymond Green win an NBA title, the outlook of the 2015-16 season and more.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  So Tom Izzo really can enjoy watching basketball games? Apparently he can, when they don't involve him coaching but do involve one of his former Michigan State stars, Draymond Green, helping the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "He's one of the good guys that does it the right way, that's had success, that you know you can lean on in our league," Izzo said. When he heard the news on Monday, Izzo said he was saddened to see another longtime coach in the league retire.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green is scheduled to meet with the Warriors at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night, Pacific time, when free agents can begin negotiating, and the two sides hope to agree to a contract that will keep him from going on the market, multiple sources told Bay Area News Group columnist Marcus Thompson II on Monday night. On the eve of NBA free agency, Green's agent expressed confidence in the Warriors, who have promised to re-sign the "heartbeat" of their championship team.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Bryn Forbes transferred in to MSU during the summer of 2014 after spending his first two years at Cleveland State. Due to a hardship waiver he was granted, he was allowed to play immediately for the Spartans.
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