Men's Basketball twincities.com —  As Adreian Payne applies for a job in the NBA, Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders has his references on speed dial. Payne, who could be available for the Wolves with the 13th pick in the draft, played for Saunders' friend Tom Izzo at Michigan State. And the 6-foot-10 power forward could benefit from that close relationship.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Friday the addition of transfer Bryn Forbes. A 6-foot-3 guard, Forbes averaged 15.6 points as a sophomore at Cleveland State last season, leading the Vikings and earning second-team All-Horizon League honors. A Lansing native, Forbes is the second incoming transfer to sign with the Spartans in the last week, joining Eron Harris who was officially announced on Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  “I knew this was the place I wanted to be especially with the family responsibilities I have to fulfill,” Forbes said. “That’s important to me, so I feel like this is the right decision.” Those circumstances could lead the school to pursue a hardship waiver for Forbes, which would allow him to play immediately instead of sitting out the 2014-15 season if the school can prove family medical or financial hardship.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Cleveland State transfer Bryn Forbes said this morning that he has signed to play basketball at Michigan State. The Lansing Sexton product will have two years of eligibility remaining. He'll have to sit out the 2014-15 season, unless he receives a hardship waiver from the NCAA, due to reported medical issues with his sister.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State forward Gavin Schilling missed the beginning of his offseason while recovering from minor hernia surgery but is scheduled to return to practice this week, coach Tom Izzo said Thursday afternoon on The Huge Show.
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Men's Basketball cdn.stationcaster.com —  Tom joins Huge with an update on the team and thoughts on the NBA Playoffs


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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Kelley made a couple phone calls and the result was an all-star lineup of former MSU players who will play Wednesday, June 18, at Cornerstone University’s Mol Arena as part of the Champions of Character all-star games. The Pros vs. MSU All Stars game will be played at 8 p.m., preceded by two high school all-star games – the girls at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Finding Big Ten players with comparable statistical seasons to Matt Costello, and seeing what they tell us.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Since Izzo took over Michigan State’s head coaching job in 1995, 11 of his players have gone on to play in the NBA. That includes NBA includes Zach Randolph and Jason Richardson and Morris Peterson, who have each played more than 700 games in the league.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo announced Wednesday the addition of transfer Eron Harris. A 6-foot-3 guard, Harris averaged 17.2 points as a sophomore at West Virginia last season, ranking second on the Mountaineer squad and earning All-Big 12 honorable mention honors. He is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended Lawrence North High School.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford has had former Michigan State guard Gary Harris firmly in the No. 11 spot in his last two mock drafts, the latest released this week.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Harris is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who was the second leading scorer for the Mountaineers last season at 17.4 points per game. Due to NCAA rules he will likely have to sit out the 2014-15 season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining after that.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Around the time Michigan State was wrapping up its second commitment of the 2015 recruiting class in Ohio shooting guard Kyle Ahrens, it was also laying the foundation for 2016 with another player from Ohio. Nick Ward, a 2016 power forward from Columbus, Ohio, was offered a scholarship by Michigan State on Thursday, according to his Twitter feed. Ward stands at 6-foot-9, 235 pounds, and represents Michigan State’s first reported power forward offer of the 2016 class.
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Men's Basketball spreaker.com —  Jack and Dan Kilbridge talk with standout wing from Versailles, Ohio, and Michigan State's newest prep recruit, Kyle Ahrens, about his decision to join Tom Izzo and the Spartans.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Harris will join a position group that’s beginning to fill up. He's is one of two potential shooting guard transfers who had been recently linked to the Spartans, along with Lansing native and Cleveland State guard Bryn Forbes. Cleveland State coach Gary Waters said last month that he had given Forbes permission to talk to Michigan State about a possible transfer. The Spartans also got a commitment last week from Kyle Ahrens, a self-described shooter from Ohio, and are reportedly in the mix for several more backcourt recruits for 2015-16.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball team will open the 2014-15 season at the Naval Academy on Friday, Nov. 14. The Spartans are participating in the inaugural "Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy," which will feature a doubleheader in an annual showcase in celebration of Veterans Day. MSU and Navy will play in the second game of this year's doubleheader (9 p.m.), while Tennessee and VCU will meet in the first game. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the games.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The creation of the Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy was announced Monday, and figures to be a terrific, annual four-team fixture. CBS Sports Network will broadcast the two games held on Friday, Nov. 14, next season. That's the first day of games for the 2014-15 college hoops season. Tennessee and VCU will tip at 6:30 p.m. ET, and Michigan State and Navy will follow.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  MSU scored a major prize this week in grabbing one of the country's most sought-after transfers, shooting guard Eron Harris.

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