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“I think it comes down to more what Miles wants to do and what he’s accomplished, what he wants to accomplish,” Izzo said Wednesday on WQTX-FM (92.1 in Lansing). “He’s a unique kid, he’s a different kid than any of the great players I’ve had as far as just his humility and humblness. He’s gonna make a good decision, I think.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 day ago

If there was one word to describe Foster Loyer’s effort at the Breslin Center this weekend, it would be “unstoppable.” After a 32-point, 7-assist performance in the semifinals on Friday, Loyer capped his junior year at Clarkston as a state champion on Saturday afternoon with 29 points in a 75-69 win over Grand Rapids Christian.

Source: MLive

2 days ago

Loyer scored 29 points for Clarkston; MSU signee Xavier Tillman led GR Christian with 25 points

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 days ago

Tillman’s high basketball IQ should help him see the floor next season for the Spartans — even if graduate transfer Ben Carter is granted another year of eligibility and Gavin Schilling returns to full strength. He’s bruising, but not like Ward. His touch isn’t there yet, either. But Ward doesn’t have Tillman’s handle away from the rim. Ward, also, doesn’t have Tillman’s vision.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 days ago

A future Spartan will win a state championship Saturday at Breslin Center. Clarkston, led by 2018 Michigan State point guard commit Foster Loyer, cruised past West Bloomfield 78-35 on Friday to advance to the Class A state championship game. The Wolves will play undefeated Grand Rapids Christian, which beat Romulus 74-52. Christian got a big game from Oakland-bound James Beck, but the Eagles have been led all season by senior big man and MSU signee Xavier Tillman.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 days ago

Tom Izzo was sitting in the front row along the baseline to get an up-close look at 2018 Spartans commit Foster Loyer. Although it was certainly not the first time Izzo was in attendance to watch Loyer play, it was the first time that the junior Clarkston point guard got to compete on the Breslin Center floor.

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

The College Basketball season has sadly come to a close in East Lansing, but not every Spartan has stopped hooping. As a matter of fact, with the NBA Playoffs just around the corner, the pressure is all too real. Let’s check in on how the eight MSU alumni currently in the NBA are doing.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

Seated at center court of Breslin Center, with a major cable company advertisement on the base of a basket to his right, Mark Hollis is asked about the multibillion-dollar business of college sports and if athletes should be paid beyond their scholarship. “We have some challenges that we have to fix in college sports,” Hollis said. “I’d like to see student-athletes get something — if it’s getting apartments, getting a car, if it’s being able to live. Can we do better? Absolutely.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Miles Bridges always wondered what it would’ve been like to win a MHSAA state title on the Breslin Center floor in high school. Unfortunately, he never got a chance as he left for Huntington Prep after his freshman campaign at Flint Southwestern Academy.

Source: MLive

4 days ago

Little do people remember, before the commitments of Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges, Josh Langford was the splash landing for Michigan State basketball. The Spartans’ 2016 class had just Nick Ward, but Langford surprised some people when he took a trip to East Lansing over the summer and committed to MSU.

Source: Spartan Avenue

4 days ago

Tom Izzo covers his team’s season, facing Kansas and Purdue, Michigan’s recent success, Wisconsin’s maturity and Chris Collins’ reaction to the Northwestern-Gonzaga non-call.

Source: ESPN

4 days ago

Morris Peterson says Miles Bridges can consider himself a “Flintstone.” When you are from Flint and play basketball at Michigan State University, that is arguably the most prestigious nickname out there. “He earned it,” Peterson said. “You know how they bring back a new character in the Marvel comics, like Superman? He is like a new character that is added to the same story. He’s definitely in there.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 days ago

Jack and Mick McCabe are joined by MSU head coach, Tom Izzo, to talk about the Spartans’ 2017 season and what lies ahead for the MSU program.
Listen to “Tom Izzo joins Jack Ebling and Mick McCabe on The Drive – March 22, 2017” on Spreaker.
Source: The Drive with Jack Ebling

5 days ago

Now that the 2016-17 Michigan State basketball season is in the books, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. It wasn’t Tom Izzo’s best season as the Spartans’ head coach, but he may have had the best freshman big man in his career: Nick Ward.

Source: Spartan Avenue

5 days ago

Miles Bridges has been selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District Seven First Team, as announced by the NABC today. Bridges averaged 16.9 ppg and 8.3 rebounds per game to become the first freshman to lead MSU in scoring since Shawn Respert did as a redshirt freshman in 1991-92., while his scoring average is second-best all-time among Spartan freshmen, trailing only Earvin “Magic” Johnson (17.0 ppg).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

5 days ago

It’s no secret that 2016-17 was a weird year for Michigan State basketball. It featured exciting breakout performances and, unfortunately, some pretty big let-downs. Add those together and you get a #9 seed and a second-round exit. Well, now that the dust has settled a bit, it’s time to take a look back and unapologetically judge some 18-22 year old’s by giving them generalized letter grades.

Source: The Only Colors

5 days ago

In a couple of games that were expected to be much closer than they were, 2017 Michigan State signee Xavier Tillman and 2018 commit Foster Loyer led their teams to blowouts in the MHSAA playoffs Tuesday. With that, they both advanced to the state semifinals at Breslin Center, now just one game away from facing each other in the state championship.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 days ago

For Marquise Gray, the desire to play professional basketball has faded away. After a successful seven-year overseas career, the 30-year-old decided to retire after last season. His basketball journey landed him in Israel, Turkey, Poland, Mexico, and Japan. He also enjoyed a brief summer league stint with the Detroit Pistons in 2009. But after all that traveling, the former Michigan State player decided to return to his roots. He settled in Flint Township to begin the second phase of life.

Source: MLive.com

5 days ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press/LSJ Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari return to deliver a postmortem on MSU’s basketball season, debate whether Miles Bridges heads to the NBA (3:38), what will next year’s roster look like (11:15) and the Spartans’ chances at a Final Four run in 2018 (26:00).

5 days ago

Satchmo and DB discuss the future of Michigan State’s hockey program in the wake of Tom Anastos’ resignation and the hopefully bright future of the Michigan State basketball team following their second-round exit from the NCAA tournament.

Source: Sparty Talk

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