Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Izzo said the record number of European players taken in the opening round caused Davis to drop, not anything about his game. Many of those foreigners were selected as “draft-and-stash” players, which means the NBA teams will retain their rights as they develop overseas. American college players don’t have that luxury. “I think the system’s broke. I think we gotta fix it,” Izzo said. “And yet, it’s not a bad deal for the NBA. I think it’s really hurting our college guys and making it look worse than it is. For that, I feel bad for the college guys. That’s why when you come out, you better be ready to play.”
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Men's Basketball spartansportsnetwork.com —  A special NBA Draft review with Tom Izzo. Coach looks back at the draft and takes questions from the media.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  Sometime around 11 Thursday night, Deyonta Davis had to be wondering if he’d made the right choice. After one season at Michigan State, the 6-foot-10 forward decided it was time to head to the NBA. It wasn’t a remarkable freshman season — he averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 18.6 minutes while starting 16 of the final 17 games. Apparently, it was enough for those putting together mock drafts to believe Davis was a top-15 pick.
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Men's Basketball thegame730am.com —  Tom Izzo said he thinks Davis’ tumble down the draft order had less to do with his abilities and more to do with his shyness. Izzo joined “Staudt On Sports” on Friday and explained
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Men's Basketball statenews.com —  One night was not enough for Michigan State graduating senior to achieve his NBA dreams. The following morning sufficed, however, as the Atlanta Hawks conducted their first business of the summer free agency when they signed Costello to a deal that will move him to Atlanta for the Summer League and training camp.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Izzo will have one of his best recruiting classes’ come to MSU next year highlighted by Miles Bridges. One of those freshmen coming in next year has the potential to be a leader and a captain. That freshman is straight from Michigan, and his name is Cassius Winston.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine knows that there are plenty of others players in the 2016 draft who are seen as having more NBA potential than he does. But he also knows, after being picked No. 14 overall on Thursday night by the Chicago Bulls, that he's ready to step in and contribute immediately in the NBA. "When you're NBA-ready, you can come in and contribute right away," Valentine told reporters in New York after being selected.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Deyonta Davis will talk about looking forward now, because that's all he can do. "I'm just going to play with a chip on my shoulder," he told media in New York late on Thursday night. The Michigan State one-and-done forward had a shocking fall in the NBA draft, from his projected draft status in the lottery to the first pick of the second round. It counted as one of the biggest surprises of the draft.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  If the NBA Draft wasn’t always so ass-backwards, what happened with Michigan State’s two draft hopefuls Thursday night wouldn’t have surprised a soul. Proven veterans of college basketball like Denzel Valentine are rarely rewarded by the NBA for steady development. Tantalizing raw talents like Deyonta Davis are usually too enticing to let slide. Every once in a while, though, the NBA behaves like the rest of the world — where sweat equity, maturity and cultivated skill pays off, while naiveté and impatience is penalized without compassion.
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Men's Basketball michiganstate.247sports.com —  A long night in Brooklyn for Deyonta Davis saw the former Michigan State forward reportedly leave the green room at the end of the first round before he went with the first pick in the second round. Forward Deyonta Davis was picked No. 31 by the Boston Celtics, who reportedly will trade him to the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2019 first-round pick.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The first Michigan State player picked in the 2016 NBA draft was a bit of a surprise. Denzel Valentine went No. 14 overall to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, becoming the program's first lottery pick since 2001, when Jason Richardson went No. 5 overall.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Four Spartans hope to hear their name called June 23 at the NBA Draft. Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine are consensus first-round picks. And while the future is less certain for Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes, strong workouts at least have them under consideration.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Here's a roundup of 10 different mock drafts, and where they slot former Michigan State stars Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine:
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  In 2009, Valentine had surgery to repair cartilage that slipped or had been knock off the bone. Osteochondritis dissecans it’s called. Dr. Julie Dodds, a renowned East Lansing orthopedic surgeon, performed the procedure, putting the cartilage back in place with a couple of screws. Two months later, she removed the screws once the cartilage had “healed down very nicely,” she said. A year later, an MRI scan showed the same thing. The knee was fine.
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Men's Basketball si.com —  Denzel Valentine looked relaxed as he smiled and leaned back in his chair in the lounge of the main office at Macy’s Merchandising Group in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, where he awaited a photo and video session with Bar III, the clothing company providing his draft day suit. His attire—a blue blazer, white shirt and white tie with uneven black spots—is only a preview of what’s to come on draft night Thursday, he says. “They hooked me up, it looks good,” Valentine said. “Excited to wear it.”
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Men's Basketball detroitsports1051.com —  Today, Ryan & Rico were joined by Denzel Valentine. They hit on on his great MSU Basketball career, and his future in the NBA.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Deyonta Davis and Denzel Valentine are in New York, waiting to find out where they will be taken in the NBA Draft. It's a matter of when and where. Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes are at home, hoping to either hear their names called or get a phone call to get their pro careers started. It's a lot more if.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Winner of six National Player of the Year awards, Denzel Valentine’s collection of individual accolades continued to grow on Wednesday as he was named the recipient of the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year Award. Valentine learned of the honor while in New York City, on the eve of the 2016 NBA Draft.
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Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  “Once in a while I do, not because they just won it, it’s because he’s a good guy and I was really excited when I talked with him,” said Izzo of Gilbert. “I felt I could work for Dan Gilbert and that he was going to win. I left there one night and told my wife, ‘I could work for that guy.’ He just had that energy about him.
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