Men's Basketball freep.com —  Kampe's Coaches Beat Cancer event was to raise money for cancer research. More than $160,000 was committed as of Monday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Tom Izzo is back in what's become a familiar summer dilemma. He hates the number of players transferring within college basketball. But to fill his roster and stay competitive, he must once look to add one of those transfers to his Michigan State program.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo had fun talking about recruiting today with his arm around Kentucky coach John Calipari, joking in front of cameras at Oakland Hills Country Club. Calipari said, at an event to fight cancer put together by Oakland coach Greg Kampe, that Izzo has beaten him "way more than I've beaten him" for recruits. Izzo said he only got Adreian Payne and Gary Harris because Calipari was late in getting to them.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Bell wasted no time making an impact at Michigan State. He started all 30 games as a freshman in 1997-98 and ranked third on the team in points (9.2 per game). He became the first guard player to lead the Spartans in rebounding in a game since Eric Snow (1995) when Bell grabbed nine boards against Cleveland State. Overall, the 6-foot-3 combo guard ranked third on the team in that category, pulling down 4.4 rebounds per game.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  One of Michigan State's most anticipated newcomers for 2015-16 has talent on par with the Big Ten's most talented newcomer last season, according to Spartans assistant coach Dane Fife. Fife said Monday on the Spartan Nation radio show that he compares Spartans transfer Eron Harris talent-wise to former Ohio State standout freshman guard D'Angelo Russell.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Green is trying to become the seventh Spartan to win an NBA championship ring, the first since Shannon Brown helped the Los Angeles Lakers win it all in 2009 and 2010 as a high-energy reserve. He is the first starting Spartan in the finals since Eric Snow ran the point for Philadelphia in 2001 — so Green is four wins from being the MSU champion most valuable to his team since Earvin "Magic" Johnson and the Lakers ruled the '80s.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach. General manager Rob Hennigan announced the hiring Friday. An introductory news conference was set for later in the day. The 51-year-old Skiles becomes the 12th coach in franchise history. He follows Jacque Vaughn, who was fired in February.
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Men's Basketball hoopshabit.com —  While coming from one of basketball’s top programs certainly has its advantages, nothing is handed to you. To succeed, you have to battle constantly. It could be earning playing time, dealing with program and fan expectations, or more. Over the past 20 years, only a handful of programs have had the success of Michigan State under Coach Tom Izzo, and if you can succeed there, you probably have what it takes to succeed almost anywhere. Branden Dawson has already had success at Michigan State, and he’s ready to show he can succeed at the next level.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  Former Michigan State guard Travis Trice was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, but his pursuit of playing in the NBA is rolling along. Trice is working out with the Boston Celtics on Friday, the latest in a string of workouts he has with teams before the NBA Draft on June 25.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  As Branden Dawson continues his audition to play at the next level, the former Michigan State star is looking to showcase what made him successful on the college level. Dawson is beginning his workouts with NBA teams this week focusing on displaying his skills as an elite defender and rebounder, his agent Jim Tanner said this week. "Those are the things that teams are going to be very excited to see," Tanner said this week.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Green came in as an overweight freshman role player. Initially, he was positioned at small forward. During that first season filling in for Raymar Morgan off the bench, he averaged only 3.3 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest also. When March rolled around, those numbers took a leap forward, as he started showing how much he could fill up a stat sheet. His numbers increased to 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, as he helped the Spartans to the first of two straight Final Fours.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Most of Garrick Sherman's glorious Twitter eruption Wednesday evening – or Thursday morning in the country of Georgia, where he's playing professionally – was aimed at the NCAA, and all of it apparently followed the consumption of adult beverages. It was the latest example of the platform that Tom Izzo's favorite social media website provides. And whether Sherman intended it this way or not, it was another glimpse at the most difficult period of Izzo's 20 seasons as Michigan State's head coach.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Muskegon basketball coach Keith Guy remembers first meeting Deyonta Davis nearly four years ago. The tall, thin freshman was "very, very shy," he said. Basketball seemed to be more of a hobby than a devotion. There's been some change on the shyness front in the three years since then, although Davis still isn't too talkative. But on the floor, basketball is far more than just a hobby now.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Former Spartan basketball standout Steve Smith has been named as one of three winners of the 2015 Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award, it was announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 27. The winners will be recognized on Thursday, September 10 at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame's Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State Spartans had the amazing tournament run until it was cut short by Jahlil Okafor and the Duke Blue Devils in the Final Four. It is not necessarily a bad thing to have your season ended by the eventual National Champion. But, this upcoming season for the Spartans has the tone of returning to the Final Four or bust.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  A lot of people tend to forget that the high-scoring small forward from Flint didn’t even play during his first season in East Lansing. Coming in with Antonio Smith, Peterson broke his finger during that first year on campus. Some would argue that is one of the luckiest “breaks” Michigan State basketball has ever had, as Izzo gave Peterson a medical redshirt, keeping him around for the 2000 national championship run.
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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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