Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Add another name to the list of potential candidates for Michigan State's final scholarship for 2015. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2, 226-pound center transferring from Providence, plans to visit Michigan State as he chooses his next school, according to a Tuesday report from CBS Sports.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State Spartans have three great options at the power forward position. Gavin Schilling and Matt Costello look to come back and have another great season. With the addition of Deyonta Davis, the returning big men’s role are that much more important.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Kalin Lucas came in and was an instant success under Tom Izzo. During his first season, he came off the pine for Drew Neitzel until the last 12 games of the season when Izzo felt Neitzel would be better suited coming off screens as shooting guard. Lucas gave the Spartans more speed and pushed the break in a way Spartan fans haven’t seen since. He was a double-digit scorer (10.3 points per game) for the green and white during his first season, and ranked fifth in the Big Ten in assists (3.81 assists per game). Though the team was officially Neitzel’s, Lucas still earned recognition as he was named honorable mention All-Big Ten.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State is still in the mix for a pair of highly touted class of 2016 basketball prospects that cut announced lists of schools over the weekend.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It has taken nearly three full years, but Draymond Green has done it. Yet again, the product out of Saginaw has turned his newest group of doubters and naysayers into believers and admirers. This has been a theme for Green over his basketball career. Whether it was during his time at Saginaw High School, his collegiate days at Michjgan State or in his first few years as a Golden State Warrior — Green has had a plethora of skeptics for one reason or another.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Travis Trice may not have had the chance to showcase himself at last week's NBA draft combine. But he will still be spending plenty of time in front of NBA scouts in the next few weeks. Trice held his first team workout last Monday with the Chicago Bulls and has approximately 18 more scheduled in the coming weeks, his agent Ara Vartanian said on Friday.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Losing out on Caleb Swanigan hurt Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans a bit. It seemed like they would have one of the top teams in the nation heading into 2015, but the de-commitment and decision to switch to Purdue changed all of that. Now, the Spartans could be looking at another top 2015 recruit, a re-classified shooting guard by the name of Jamal Murray.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Neitzel came in as a distributor for Tom Izzo’s team. Though his game would change over his time at Michigan State, it doesn’t mean it was worse early on. Despite averaging 3.5 points per game, he ranked second on the team in assists, dishing out 2.9 dimes per contest. Eventually, he bumped an inconsistent Chris Hill as a starter so the Spartans had a floor general to go with a lineup that consisted of talented players such as Shannon Brown, Paul Davis, Maurice Ager, Kelvin Torbert, and Alan Anderson. His play was far from exciting, but his consistency in that role allowed him to make the Big Ten All-Freshmen Team.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Draymond Green was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team. Green (Saginaw), who played at MSU from 2008-12, trailed only Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio in voting.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Smith peaked as a sophomore in East Lansing. His second season was the first of three times being named third-team All-Big Ten. He averaged 8.5 points per game, while leading the Big Ten in rebounding with 10.6 boards per contest.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Will Michigan State fill its last 2015 scholarship? Are Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges going to join Nick Ward as part of the 2016 class? Who is going to meet the need for wings in 2017? Spring brings many questions for MSU basketball recruiting!
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Payne came in as a freshman providing very little for the Spartans off the bench. Only averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game, the 6’10” big man camped out around the rim, as his game wasn’t fully developed yet. With averaging just nine minutes per contest, people were not sure what to expect from Payne as of yet, as he was very inconsistent.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The leading scorer off the bench for Izzo during the 2002-03 season as a freshman, Ager took his time developing his game, excelling as a role player. He averaged 6.7 points per game, doing a lot of his damage as a three point shooter. During that first season, he finished the season with 29 makes behind the long line, which at the time ranked fourth all-time for Michigan State freshmen. From the Big Ten tournament through the NCAA tournament, he tied for the team lead in scoring (11 ppg) during the postseason.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has for years been among those publicly advocating for a 30-second shot clock in college basketball. But now that the change seems imminent, he doesn't see the switch having a large impact on the game.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  None of Michigan's once-fertile basketball grounds are close to producing the players they used to. The reasons can be debated, though some are in plain sight. The data isn't debatable.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Branden Dawson entered the media room after a 5-on-5 scrimmage at the NBA draft combine with the mind-set of a veteran. He let another younger, more anxious player try to rush to get to do interviews while he waited patiently, showing some of the savvy gained in his four seasons at Michigan State.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Checking out how Dawson's stock is looking after the NBA Draft Combine that took place on May 14-15
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  After two years at West Virginia, Eron Harris decided that he needed a change of venue. He then decided that he might be a great fit for Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans.
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Men's Basketball wlns.com —  He told 6 Sports anchor Kevin Gehl the change is no big deal to him. “We have the slowest game in the world when you think about European, NBA, women’s game. They all have 30 second or less shot clocks and ours is 35. It’s not a monstrous deal to me but I think any time you can speed up the game, more excitement, all those things, I think it benefits.”
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After struggling to find his shot on the first day of the NBA combine, former Michigan State forward Branden Dawson more than held his own on day two. Dawson scored 17 points on 7 of 12 shooting, along with a 3 for 4 free throw performance in his Friday scrimmage at the annual predraft event in Chicago. He added five rebounds.
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