1 day ago

Rod and Sam break down the shocking commitment of Romeo Weems to the DePaul Blue Demons. Why it happened, whether it will stick, and where MSU goes from here.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

1 day ago

Decision day is coming for Nick Ward. The Michigan State forward must decide by Wednesday, May 30, if he will turn pro and remain in the NBA draft or return to East Lansing for his junior season with the Spartans. That’s the NCAA’s deadline for prospects who declared for the 2018 draft but did not sign an agent, as Ward did.

Source: MLive.com

2 days ago

Well it’s that time of year again, where the NBA coaching rumors turn their attention to MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo. This time it is the Orlando Magic reportedly showing interest.

Source: The Only Colors

3 days ago

Michigan State basketball remained flawless in APR, while the Spartans’ football team dropped to the bottom of the Big Ten. Michigan State posted a perfect APR score of 1,000 for the third straight year in numbers released by the NCAA on Wednesday. The Spartans are one of only nine Division 1 men’s college basketball programs to post a perfect APR score for three straight years, and one of only 18 to do so in the most recent year.

Source: MLive.com

5 days ago

“It tells you a lot about him — he loved his mother but wanted to do what he wanted to do and not let others make his decision,’’ Michigan State coach Tom Izzo told The Post. “That’s a strength for pro teams who have interest in him. He beats to his own drum in a positive way.

Source: New York Post

7 days ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges don’t have much of a choice when it comes to who will pick them in the upcoming NBA Draft. But that doesn’t mean we as fans can’t cheer for them to end up with the perfect team to help the former Spartans turn into stars.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

Wherever Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. are selected in the NBA draft, it’s likely their interviews with team executives last week only helped. You could tell that much by how they answered questions from reporters surrounding them in close quarters at the NBA Draft Combine — the thoughtfulness and carefulness, the eye contact and engagement, the willingness to share just the right amount. Their time at Michigan State played a role in that.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is busy this week scouting players, but he’s always got an eye on those wearing green and white. Now the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson is at the NBA Combine this week along with the rest of league’s teams and executives in preparation for next month’s draft. The Lakers have the 25th overall pick overall and they’ve got their eyes on a handful of players, even Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Miles Bridges, who is definitely on the Charlotte Hornets’ radar for the 11th pick, went on a big-time diet this spring. At 6-7 and best offensively in the post, Bridges isn’t exactly an NBA power forward or a small forward. One of the things suggested to improve his perception among NBA teams was to drop a few pounds. He says he’s 20 pounds lighter than he was with the Spartans.

Source: Charlotte Observer

1 week ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. struggled with his decision to turn pro, going back and forth, and at one point leaning toward returning to Michigan State. “It was the toughest decision I ever made,” Jackson said. “I loved it so much at Michigan State, my teammates, the fans, the people there, the community was very embracing.”

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Miles Bridges discusses the NBA teams that are looking at him during the NBA Combine.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges were at the NBA Combine on Thursday as nearly 70 of the top prospects for next month’s draft are in town to make their pitch to the league’s 30 teams. Neither Jackson nor Bridges were taking part in the games being played at Quest Multisport, but they’re each still going through multiple interviews with teams while getting bombarded with media from around the country.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Miles Bridges said NBA teams appreciated his willingness to follow his gut, buck the trend and stay in school. Jackson said he nearly did the same.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. discusses the first day of NBA combine Thursday in Chicago, and the difficulty in choosing the NBA over Michigan State.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

On this edition of The Only Podcast, Austin and John break down our dearly departed MSU basketballers (they’re fine, they’re just off to make money somewhere) and the legacies they leave behind and do a FULL BLOWN MOCK DRAFT of the NBA LOTTERY.

1 week ago

For the fourth straight year, Michigan State won’t be participating in the Gavitt Games, the annual challenge series between the Big Ten and the Big East. Since 2011, the Spartans have participated in the four-team event along with Kentucky, Duke, and Kansas. Doing so guarantees Michigan State early season game against one of college basketball’s blue bloods.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Five-star forward Vernon Carey updated his recruitment on Wednesday night by releasing a “final five” list of schools that included the Spartans. Carey also included Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Miami in his list. He’s given no indication as to when he plans on picking a school from that list.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Sports Illustrated released its most recent mock draft Wednesday, which has two former Michigan State standouts in the top 10. It projects Jaren Jackson Jr. will go No. 3 overall to the Atlanta Hawks and Miles Bridges will land with the Philadelphia 76ers, who have the 10th pick.

Source: Land of 10

2 weeks ago

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins received an out-of-the blue phone call Tuesday from Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, for whom she has tremendous respect.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

When Michigan State signed all five members of its 2018 recruiting class last November, it didn’t come with quite the same amount of buzz the previous two classes created.

Source: Detroit News

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