Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Izzo should be excited about his 2016 NBA Draft/free agent class. This year’s four-man group of Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Bryn Forbes (UDFA) and Matt Costello (UDFA) happens to be his largest single-year offering to the NBA — and that’s saying something, considering that he’s had seven Final Four teams and a national champion during the past 22 years.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  "I think the system's broke," Izzo said on Friday. "I think we've got to fix it and yet it's not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it's really hurting our college guys." The NBA's rules allow teams to "draft and stash" international players: retain their draft rights while the players continue to develop in overseas leagues. College players, meanwhile, are ineligible to return to college once they declare for the draft, meaning teams must bring them into the NBA or the D-League after drafting them.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Graham Couch talk with Tom Izzo, 21-year Michigan State head basketball coach, 2016 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and developer of players and people, on and off the court, on NBA Draft 2016 and his players



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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Ah, the NBA. Any number of things can blow the winds of fortune one way and leave some people picking up the pieces. Last night saw that happen with Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis as he slid from a projected lottery pick to the 31st selection by the Celtics and immediately traded to the Grizzles.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  According to the Lansing State Journal, Forbes has reached an agreement to join the San Antonio Spurs for their summer team. That means Forbes will be playing will join his teammates in Salt Lake City from July 4-7 and in Las Vegas from July 8-18. If he does well, the Spurs and/or other teams will offer him a training camp invite and possibly even an NBA contract.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Izzo said the record number of European players taken in the opening round caused Davis to drop, not anything about his game. Many of those foreigners were selected as “draft-and-stash” players, which means the NBA teams will retain their rights as they develop overseas. American college players don’t have that luxury. “I think the system’s broke. I think we gotta fix it,” Izzo said. “And yet, it’s not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it’s really hurting our college guys and making it look worse than it is. For that, I feel bad for the college guys. That’s why when you come out, you better be ready to play.”
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  A special NBA Draft review with Tom Izzo. Coach looks back at the draft and takes questions from the media.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Sometime around 11 Thursday night, Deyonta Davis had to be wondering if he’d made the right choice. After one season at Michigan State, the 6-foot-10 forward decided it was time to head to the NBA. It wasn’t a remarkable freshman season — he averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 18.6 minutes while starting 16 of the final 17 games. Apparently, it was enough for those putting together mock drafts to believe Davis was a top-15 pick.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Tom Izzo said he thinks Davis’ tumble down the draft order had less to do with his abilities and more to do with his shyness. Izzo joined “Staudt On Sports” on Friday and explained
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  One night was not enough for Michigan State graduating senior to achieve his NBA dreams. The following morning sufficed, however, as the Atlanta Hawks conducted their first business of the summer free agency when they signed Costello to a deal that will move him to Atlanta for the Summer League and training camp.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Izzo will have one of his best recruiting classes’ come to MSU next year highlighted by Miles Bridges. One of those freshmen coming in next year has the potential to be a leader and a captain. That freshman is straight from Michigan, and his name is Cassius Winston.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine knows that there are plenty of others players in the 2016 draft who are seen as having more NBA potential than he does. But he also knows, after being picked No. 14 overall on Thursday night by the Chicago Bulls, that he's ready to step in and contribute immediately in the NBA. "When you're NBA-ready, you can come in and contribute right away," Valentine told reporters in New York after being selected.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Deyonta Davis will talk about looking forward now, because that's all he can do. "I'm just going to play with a chip on my shoulder," he told media in New York late on Thursday night. The Michigan State one-and-done forward had a shocking fall in the NBA draft, from his projected draft status in the lottery to the first pick of the second round. It counted as one of the biggest surprises of the draft.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  If the NBA Draft wasn’t always so ass-backwards, what happened with Michigan State’s two draft hopefuls Thursday night wouldn’t have surprised a soul. Proven veterans of college basketball like Denzel Valentine are rarely rewarded by the NBA for steady development. Tantalizing raw talents like Deyonta Davis are usually too enticing to let slide. Every once in a while, though, the NBA behaves like the rest of the world — where sweat equity, maturity and cultivated skill pays off, while naiveté and impatience is penalized without compassion.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  A long night in Brooklyn for Deyonta Davis saw the former Michigan State forward reportedly leave the green room at the end of the first round before he went with the first pick in the second round. Forward Deyonta Davis was picked No. 31 by the Boston Celtics, who reportedly will trade him to the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2019 first-round pick.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The first Michigan State player picked in the 2016 NBA draft was a bit of a surprise. Denzel Valentine went No. 14 overall to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, becoming the program's first lottery pick since 2001, when Jason Richardson went No. 5 overall.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Four Spartans hope to hear their name called June 23 at the NBA Draft. Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine are consensus first-round picks. And while the future is less certain for Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes, strong workouts at least have them under consideration.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Here's a roundup of 10 different mock drafts, and where they slot former Michigan State stars Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine:
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