Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Michigan State landed a five-star talent for its 2017 recruiting class a couple of weeks ago when forward Jaren Jackson of La Lumiere in La Porte, Indiana, became the first member of the class. The Spartans hope to add another Friday when Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian announces his commitment. Tillman will make the announcement from Grand Rapids Christian at 12:50 p.m.
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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  College basketball in East Lansing would be nothing without the endless support that has come from the Spartan student body over the years. For the last 21 years, those diehard supporters have stood right next to the court in the famed student section known as the Izzone.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Spartans back in the preseason top 10. College basketball season is getting dangerously close, which means a steady stream of preseason accolades and predictions, including CBS Sports’ initial Top 25.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  In honor of the winningest coach in Spartan Basketball history, Michigan State Athletics will name a portion of the on-going renovations at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in recognition of men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo, pending Board of Trustee approval. The Tom Izzo Hall of History is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Nine players and one former Michigan State basketball coach all have retired jersey numbers hanging from the rafters inside the Breslin Center. Although Magic Johnson's No. 33 is already dangling up top, he would love to see his good friend and Spartan great Terry Furlow get his No. 25 commemorated. There's no doubt in Johnson's mind that the Flint legend is deserving of the honor.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Looking to build momentum in the 2017 class and beyond, Michigan State basketball will host five visitors this weekend. Thomas Kithier, a 2018 power forward who committed to MSU this summer, will be joined by headliners Nojel Eastern, a four-star 2017 shooting guard, and Tyger Campbell, a five-star 2019 point guard.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Jaren Jackson Jr. gave Michigan State a class of one for 2017. Tom Izzo’s team has four more spots available, and the Spartans are on the hunt to add more. Grand Rapids Christian big man Xavier Tillman — an AAU teammate of Jackson’s — visited East Lansing last weekend and said this week on WQTX 92.1-FM in Lansing that he will announce his college choice next Friday. MSU, Purdue and Marquette reportedly are finalists for the 6-foot-8, 270-pound power forward/center.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  ESPN Events announced on Thursday that Michigan State will be one of 16 teams to participate in the PK80 – Phil Knight Invitational. The 16-team, early-season men’s college basketball tournament honor Nike co-founder and 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight in advance of his 80th birthday. The tournament will take place over Thanksgiving week in 2017 (Nov. 23, 24 & 26) from the Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. Joining Michigan State in the tournament are Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas


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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  It’s March, 1990. New Orleans, Louisiana, the Superdome. #1 seed Michigan State leads upstart Georgia Tech 75-73 with 4 seconds left to play. Kenny Anderson has the ball for the Yellow Jackets, not even looking to pass. He dribbles wildly, avoiding a Steve Smith steal. As the clock winds down, he careens to his left, looking for some space, any space at all. On the cusp of the three-point line, the buzzer goes off, shot leaves his hand and sinks through.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State recruiting is set to get a huge official visit from five-star 2017 shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. There are plenty of big names still out there for Michigan State recruiting in the 2017 basketball class. Tom Izzo has already reeled in five-star power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and seems to be very close to adding four-star big man Xavier Tillman. Could five-star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. surprise some folks and join the Spartans as well?
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Xavier Tillman visited Michigan State for the umpteenth time over the weekend, but this time it was official. This was the Spartans' final pitch. From Friday through Sunday, Tillman spent time with MSU players, trying to build the relationships that will be key in his final decision of where to attend college. The coaches, meanwhile, laid out their plans for Tillman's potential playing career in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Things have come quickly for Jacob Epperson, including interest from Michigan State. The 18-year-old Australian was entirely unknown in college basketball recruiting circles just a few months ago. Now he's considering the likes of Texas, Marquette, Utah and Toledo. MSU is also on that list and a scholarship offer is likely coming soon.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The 6-foot-10-inch 225-pound power forward is the first commitment for the Spartans for the class of 2017. He showed he can score and rebound in his junior year, averaging 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. His most impressive stat was on the defensive end though, averaging over four blocks per game.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo is building something formidable at Michigan State. That sounds crazy, right? Because, um, hasn’t he already built it? On the floor, yes, seven Final Fours speak to that. What I’m talking about is a little harder to see, but easier to hear.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  “He’s been raised incredibly well, so I think being able to look at things through a different lens and perspective helps him tremendously,” La Lumiere coach Shane Heirman said. “He’s as high a character kid as you’ll find. To get a guy like that who’s willing and eager to buy into coaching and the team and the community has been awesome.”
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Coming off his best incoming talent haul and a Hall of Fame induction, Tom Izzo reportedly has continued Michigan State’s recent recruiting run. Jaren Jackson Jr. of La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind., has chosen the Spartans this morning, on his 17th birthday, according to espn.com. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound wing picked MSU over Purdue, Notre Dame, Maryland and Georgetown.


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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo’s push for players in Michigan State’s 2016 incoming class went deep into the summer. He’s hoping to begin assembling his first post-Hall of Fame induction group Thursday. Five-star big man Jaren Jackson Jr. of La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind., announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the Spartans are among his final five schools. He plans to announce his decision today, his 17th birthday.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  The 2016-2017 version of the Michigan State Spartans will look a lot different than last years team. Players have departed for the draft and headed for graduation, leaving the Spartans with major holes on their roster. Still, the general consensus in East Lansing is the Spartans will be just fine thanks to recruiting guru Tom Izzo’s ability to haul in what could be one of his best recruiting classes in history. Having such a mix of talented youth and untested upperclassmen leaves the Spartans with no guarantees.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Morris Peterson couldn't erase the smile from his face. As architects discussed the preliminary designs and layouts of his new business, the former Michigan State basketball star realized he was fulfilling another dream come true on Tuesday afternoon. Spring of 2017 is the projected grand opening for "Mo Pete's Sports Retreat."
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