Men's Basketball freep.com —  The road to the NBA draft started about as well as it could have over the weekend for Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello. Both former Michigan State players earned all-tournament honors at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament in Virginia, the first step for senior draft prospects hoping to impress NBA teams and international scouts.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's men's basketball team put up a perfect APR score of 1,000 in a five-year period ending last year. Of the 350 Division 1 men's basketball programs, only 18 earned a perfect APR score.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Colby Wollenman will be the first to tell you that what he learned as a student-athlete at Michigan State University will go a long way in helping him as he prepares to pursue his aspirations in medicine upon graduation this spring. “Everything I’ve learned – and in every way I have grown through athletics – will help as I continue my academic career and my medical career in the future,” former Spartan basketball player said last week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced this morning. Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  As Michigan State looks for help in its depleted frontcourt, it's taking a look at a prospect who had drawn plenty of interest in a short amount of time. Michigan State took a visit to see class of 2016 forward prospect Cheickna Dembele on Monday. Dembele's coach, Jareem Dowling, tweeted a picture of Spartans assistant Mike Garland at the school.
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  Tom Herzog plans to put his settlement check to good use. He’s got a couple of very adult-like options, too. He just bought a new boat, so he’s thought of throwing down a nice payment on that loan. Of course, he could get ahead on his car note, too. The joys of paying bills. Constructive spending, sure; but it’ll be balanced by buying a few video games — because had he not been used in Electronic Arts/EA Sports’ NCAA March Madness 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, he wouldn’t have the extra few dollars in the first place.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The first name has emerged in Michigan State's search for a potential transfer. UNLV forward Ben Carter told ESPN on Monday that Michigan State is one of five schools he is considering transferring to this offseason. He plans to visit Michigan State along with Arizona, Arizona State, North Carolina State and Miami before making a decision.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes stacked up well in their post-Michigan State competitions. Costello and Forbes were both named to the all-tournament team for the Portsmouth Invitational at the conclusion of the tournament Saturday night.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When selection Sunday 2017 rolls around, it'll be Mark Hollis' turn to sit in the hot seat, and the Michigan State athletic director has a plan for handle the feedback after the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament field. "I'm thinking about wearing a target T-shirt into the set at CBS when we announce the brackets," Hollis joked this week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  After snatching a rebound early in the first half, Michigan State signee Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep in West Virginia) flew down the floor and dished to a teammate only to receive a floating lob from fellow future Spartan Cassius Winston (U-D Jesuit) seconds later. The duo didn’t connect on the play, but as they slapped hands and laughed at half court, they didn’t look worried.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Bridges and Winston, two of Michigan State's four signees for the class of 2016, both played for the West team in the Jordan Brand Classic Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The East team beat the West team, 131-117, but both Bridges and Winston had their standout moments.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Zach Randolph was cleared of assault charges after the woman who alleged that he beat her up last month recanted her story, according to a TMZ report. The Memphis Grizzlies power forward and former Michigan State star immediately denied the battery claims made March 24, after the team played in Los Angeles. Randolph declined to comment about being exonerated Wednesday, before the Grizzlies faced the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena. According to TMZ, the woman admitted that she made up the incident in an attempt to extort money from Randolph.
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Men's Basketball soundcloud.com —  HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons welcomes world-champion Warriors forward Draymond Green to discuss 73 wins, GSW's management of playing time (8:00), their "lucky" 2015 championship (12:00), Curry's added edge (16:00), the Game 7 loss to LAC (19:00), the proposed Klay Thompson–Kevin Love trade (28:00), Magic’s mentorship (38:30), Curry's confidence (41:00), and defying the Pats’ undefeated curse (44:00)



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Men's Basketball impact89fm.org —  Matt McQuaid came to East Lansing with significantly lower expectations than his freshman counterpart Deyonta Davis. McQuaid looked like the 12-year-old brother of the actual recruit Michigan State signed. But the babyfaced assassin played like a grown man when he got his chance.
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Men's Basketball coachingsearch.com —  Tom Izzo says more college athletes these days aren’t willing to stick through the hard times, but he’s not putting it on them. He’s blaming the people around them. Izzo joined The Drive with Jack Ebling for a long interview and was asked about the biggest change in the coaching profession. He said it’s the influences kids have, and today’s media age has pushed it into overdrive. As a result, kids aren’t getting good advice.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The hours and energy Tom Izzo spent recruiting Deyonta Davis weren’t as long and fruitless as in other cases. Davis was a fairly local kid who committed to Michigan State fairly early. So the cost-benefit analysis of his recruitment leans on the worth-it side of the scale. He was a good player for MSU, a difference-maker at times, a nice kid and his NBA draft selection will be something Izzo can sell to future recruits.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men’s basketball team is one of three Spartan sports teams to be recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom, earning an NCAA Public Recognition Award. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. The Spartan men’s basketball program is one of 35 nationally and one of just two in the Big Ten to be recognized.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Miles Bridges heard Monday morning via text message. Cassius Winston learned later that night like everyone else in the basketball world. Josh Jackson wouldn’t be joining them at Michigan State, just like he wouldn’t be with them this week in New York. No matter. Two of the key pieces in the Spartans’ four-player 2016 recruiting class wished their good friend nothing but the best. “We can’t just be down because of one player,” Bridges said Tuesday. “Our recruiting class is good, too, so we’ll be fine.””
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Men's Basketball todaysu.com —  There was no doubting that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo would need his 2016 recruiting class next season. However, now that freshman Deyonta Davis has declared for the NBA Draft, those incoming freshmen should — and very soon — feel a bit more weight placed upon their young shoulders.
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