3 hours ago

Northern Illinois and Wisconsin-Green Bay are both scheduled to play men’s basketball games at Michigan State this upcoming season, according to contracts obtained by MLive via a records request. Wisconsin-Green Bay is contracted to play at the Breslin Center on Sunday, December 16, while Northern Illinois is scheduled to play there on either December 29 or 30.

Source: MLive.com

15 hours ago

Jaren Jackson Jr., Deyonta Davis and the Memphis Grizzlies will compete in the quarterfinal round of the NBA Summer League 2018 playoffs after defeating the Utah Jazz 92-86 Saturday night.After the win, the Grizzlies next face off in the quarterfinal round against the Philadelphia 76ers at 10:00 p.m. July 15.

Source: The State News

15 hours ago

“The eye-opening difference is you got to be tough to play Big Ten basketball, that’s what I know,” Brown told The Detroit News. “That’s what they teach me every day — you’ve got to be tough. If you’re not tough, then you can’t play. And Coach, he pushes every day to be tougher. He wants us to be tougher every day. That’s one of the major things I had to realize.”

Source: Detroit News

1 day ago

Bridges popped visually on Saturday, displaying several skills that seem likely to translate to the next level. His shot was off, as he made only 5 of 20 from the field, but he contributed in other ways; even many of the missed shots were “good” for the role that Bridges is likely to play for the Hornets this season.

Source: ESPN

2 days ago

Although he has been fully cleared since the end of last season and has been working out with the Spartans, Thursday night was different. It wasn’t riding an exercise bike or lifting. It wasn’t an open gym. There were two teams, a scoreboard, referees, and spectators watching. “It feels good just to sweat like this,” Ahrens said. “You realize how much you miss this when you’re out.”

Source: MLive.com

3 days ago

Gabe Brown isn’t shy. During a break in play in the Moneyball Pro-Am at Aim High Sports in Dimondale Thursday night, the Michigan State freshman forward spent the moment showcasing a few dance moves. At halftime, when kids paid $2 apiece to launch half-court shots, he stood alongside feeding them the ball and delivering high-fives. However, Brown also admits to having a bit of a nasty side. He flashed it against, of all people, one of his new teammates.

Source:  MLive.com

4 days ago

Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn’s affection for Michigan State is well-documented, so it’s no surprise he’s content with hanging around the Lansing area while he figures out his next steps in life. “I’ve just been here chilling,” said Nairn, who graduated this spring with a degree in communication. “Just chilling and working out, really.”

Source: Spartan Tailgate

4 days ago

In a back hallway of Aim High Sports on Tuesday night, Xavier Tillman and Nick Ward let their one-on-one competition on the court during the Moneyball Pro-Am Summer League spill over into a playful debate. The topic: Who will play power forward and center for Michigan State this fall?

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and digital sports reporter Phil Friend are back from a lengthy hiatus! With the delay, however, comes plenty of Michigan State discussion topics.

5 days ago

Miles Bridges’ research is thorough. The Charlotte Hornets rookie and former Michigan State standout understands why his skill set is desired in the NBA. It’s the era of position-less basketball and Bridges, a 6-foot-7 athletic marvel, is expected to fit right into the trend.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

This summer, the athleticism of Gabe Brown and Aaron Henry has been impressive while the intrigue over 6-foot-11 Marcus Bingham Jr. has been high. For Loyer, though, Moneyball is more of a warm-up for his first season at Michigan State. For a point guard that is listed generously at 6-foot, there are few chances to create oohs and ahhs. “I’m not gonna win any layup lines,” Loyer said on Tuesday. “I’ve learned that pretty quickly.”

Source: Detroit News

5 days ago

I feel safe with the following projection: Aaron Henry is MSU’s most Big Ten-ready freshman. He’ll have the most immediate impact. And his considerable minutes on the wing will impact the rest of MSU’s rotation.

Source: Lansing State Journal

5 days ago

Following a game in the Moneyball Pro-Am, Tillman was talking to media members outside the locker rooms at Aim High Sports in Dimondale. The Michigan State sophomore was asked about the possibility of sharing the same frontcourt this season as Ward, his junior teammate. “We talk about that, I think, either every day or every other day and we argue who’s going to play the 4 (power forward),” Tillman said with a smile, “and I think I’m going to play the 4 and he’s going to play the 5 (center).”

Source: MLive.com

6 days ago

Bryn Forbes has agreed to a two-year deal to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. This new deal for Forbes looks to place him sharing time as a three-and-D wing with Danny Green, Manu Ginobli and Marco Belinelli.

Source: The State News

1 week ago

College basketball couldn’t come soon enough for Thomas Kithier. The former four-star forward moved into a Michigan State dorm in late May to start summer classes and workouts along with the rest of the Spartans’ incoming class. The drive from the Detroit area was a short one, but the change was significant and welcome.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Joshua Langford says he can be a three-level scorer in college basketball, getting his points at the basket, from midrange and from the 3-point line. What’s prevented him from being that so far for Michigan State, though, has been his love for one of those levels — the midrange jump shot — to the detriment the other two.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

His parents found a familiar spot, sitting quietly in the top row of the bleachers. But Thomas Kithier found one, too, in the middle of all that noise on the basketball court, playing a game that probably mattered less to just about everyone else in the gym.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

By the time Team Showtime and Team Quicksilver tipped off Tuesday to begin the second night of the Moneyball Pro-Am, the stands at Aim High Sports were just as filled as the opening night — this time with a lot more blue and gold apparel. And with those colors came unwavering attention to incoming Michigan State guard Foster Loyer.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

Aaron Henry, Foster Loyer, Gabe Brown, Thomas Kithier, and Marcus Bingham Jr. are among the newest Spartans making a splash in the Moneyball summer league.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Xavier Tillman already achieved one of his biggest goals for this summer – losing between 10 and 15 pounds, “strictly fat, though,” – and it was apparent as the noticeably slimmer sophomore power forward maneuvered the court in last week’s Moneyball Pro-Am opener at Aim High Sports

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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