Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Final Four dreams of Michigan State's senior class ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but all four members of that class will now be traveling to Houston this weekend anyway. Matt Costello was announced on Tuesday as one of the participants in the Reese's College All-Star Game, to be played on Friday at NRG Stadium.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State signee Joshua Langford speaks to the Free Press at the McDonald's All-America Game on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Chicago. Video by Joe Rexrode / DFP



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Men's Basketball btn.com —  Denzel Valentine was named unanimous Associated Press All-America, it was announced Tuesday afternoon. The do-it-all Michigan State star and Oklahoma standout Buddy Hield were the lone unanimous selections, joined on the first team by Brice Johnson (North Carolina), Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia) and Tyler Ulis (Kentucky).
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Mike Sterner and Ryan McCumber join Tyler Hayward as they talk about the sudden departures of Marvin Clark Jr. and Javon Bess. What impact do those transfers have on Deyonta Davis staying and Josh Jackson coming to Michigan State? The guys talk about all of the possibilities and what Clark and Bess meant to the program.



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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Josh Jackson confirmed today that he, at one time, wanted to attend a different college than some of the people in his circle -- but he said that's no longer the case. The No. 1 basketball recruit in the class of 2016 said he has made up his mind between Michigan State, Kansas and Arizona. He has not decided when to announce his decision, though it will be after the McDonald's All-America festivities that included media sessions today and will culminate with the game Wednesday at the United Center (9 p.m., ESPN).
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State Basketball might be searching for some answers regarding the Marvin Clark and Javon Bess transfers from the program. While it may seem like playing time would be at a premium for anyone who transfers in, post player transfers would earn a larger role.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Denzel Valentine has been named National Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He’s the second Spartan in the last five years to be recognized by the NABC, as Draymond Green received the award in 2012. Shawn Respert was the first Spartan to receive the NABC National Player of the Year Award, capturing the honor in 1995.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Speaking Tuesday morning on WDFN, Izzo said there's no ill will on either side after the decisions. "There's divorces when two people are arguing and fighting and they get divorced, right?" Izzo said. "Then there's amicable divorces, when two people just realize that it's not in either party's best interest. This was an amicable separation."
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Late Monday afternoon it was announced that both Javon Bess and Marvin Clark Jr. would be transferring from Michigan State to continue their basketball careers at another school. Bess, Clark and Tom Izzo all spoke fondly of each other and acknowledged that the decisions were probably in the best interest of everyone involved. Both players will have two years of eligibility remaining. While the Bess transfer doesn’t come as a huge surprise, the Clark decision is a little more surprising. Losing them both could open up spots for other players, but could also leave a big of a void in terms of depth.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo seemed to know this was coming. Asked last week if he thought every eligible player would from this year's team would return next year, he mentioned that "a couple of guys are going to have to make some decisions." Then, he started talking about his new outlook on transfers, and how he doesn't view them as negatively as he used to. "If three guys transfer, it won't be negative," Izzo said. "How's that for a crazy statement? It just means that we're all on the same page. We all understand each other."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  For months, people asked about Josh Jackson and the “scholarship situation,” even though that was really never a thing. Michigan State was always going to have at least one player transfer out, that’s just the reality of this roster. Several players on it were looking at limited roles, at best, in the future.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  McDonald's All-American Miles Bridges didn't advance past the first round of Monday's Powerade Jam Fest but represented his future school on the national stage. For his second dunk of the event, Bridges donned Jason Richardson's No. 23 Michigan State jersey over his No. 0 All-American uniform while flushing down a 360 jam off a bounce.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  I'm going to make a wild, probably indefensible statement: Marvin Clark is the best Michigan State basketball player to ever transfer away from MSU because of playing time.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk with Dwayne Stephens, MSU assistant basketball coach the past 13 seasons, associate head coach the last four years and hero of arguably the most dramatic game in Breslin Center history, a Big Ten title-clinching win over Purdue in the 1990 finale.



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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Joe Rexrode talk with star point guard for U-D Jesuit's Class A state champions, Cassius Winston, Mr. Basketball for the State of Michigan for 2016, key component for Michigan State's heralded 2016 incoming class and soon-to-be Arin Bell's prom date.



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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  It’s not extremely rare to see kids transfer from the Michigan State Basketball program at the end of the year following meetings with Tom Izzo, but two in one day is different. Jason Bess followed Marvin Clark’s footsteps on Monday and told Izzo he would be transferring.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State junior forward Marvin Clark will be leaving the program and taking his final two seasons of eligibility elsewhere, MSU said Monday. Clark averaged 3.9 points in 9.7 minutes per game as a sophomore.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Looking at that potential matchup entering the tournament, Orange coach Jim Boeheim admits he didn't think his team could have won. "I've seen Michigan State play many times this year, I didn't think we could beat them," Boeheim said Monday morning on The Dan Patrick Show. "As a coach, you always think you can win, but realistically, I would have been happy with beating Dayton and to lose to a Michigan State team."
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Denzel Valentine has been named a First-Team All-America honoree by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He is joined on the First Team by Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia), Buddy Hield (Oklahoma), Brice Johnson (North Carolina) and Ben Simmons (LSU).
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State’s early NCAA tournament exit did more than diminish a special year. It altered how we’ll remember the cast of characters who produced this season — its most dazzling moments to its demise. That’s the harsh side of March Madness. It plays a large role in defining teams and careers.
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