Men's Basketball detroitnews.com —  After playing both forward positions at Michigan State in four seasons, Branden Dawson is making another shift. Measured at 6-foot-51/2 without shoes at the NBA combine Thursday, Dawson is more of a fit at the small forward position than power forward. But his skill-set, without a reliable 3-point shot, will need more work if he is looking to make a successful transition.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Veteran Louisville coach Rick Pitino thought his team was headed for an ACC/Big Ten challenge matchup at Ohio State. So in preparation, he asked his son, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, how tough it is to win a game at Value City Arena in Columbus. "He said 'Here's the toughest, the two toughest ones are Michigan State one and Indiana two," Rick Pitino said of his son's response in an interview
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Anderson makes an appearance on this list as arguably the most underrated player Izzo has ever had. During his freshman season, Anderson averaged just 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as an instant starter. But his biggest impact came on the defensive end, as he split the team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award with Kelvin Torbert.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Before we highlight the incoming recruits coming in for the Michigan State Spartans, this class could have been one of Tom Izzo’s greatest in his time at MSU with Caleb “Biggie” Swanigan. Unfortunately, he decided to de-commit from MSU and take his talents elsewhere. The good news is that there are still three very, very high caliber players coming in for the Spartans and each one of them has the potential to be special.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Branden Dawson spent the last two years at Michigan State as one of the best power forwards in the Big Ten. Now, a month after a Final Four berth, he's beginning his quest to prove to NBA front offices that he can play a new position: small forward. "I'm definitely going to show some people that I'm capable of playing the three," Dawson said Wednesday on SiriusXM.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Andre Hutson stays in regular contact with most of his teammates from the 2000 Michigan State championship team, but he made a few discoveries when they got together last week in California.
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Men's Basketball highschoolsports.mlive.com —  Detroit U-D Jesuit star Cassius Winston will be on the sidelines the next six to eight weeks of his AAU basketball schedule because he broke his left wrist in an Nike Elite Youth Basketball League tournament game in Houston on Friday.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Randolph and Green played for Izzo at Michigan State a decade apart, and their matchup this postseason embodies the evolution of the power forward position in the NBA over that span of time.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's ACC/Big Ten challenge game this season will be an Elite Eight rematch. The Spartans will host Louisville in this year's event on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Breslin Center, ESPN announced Wednesday.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Webber, the former Michigan basketball star, called Michigan State coach Tom Izzo "one of the best men that I know" during Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show. The two have a strong relationship more than 20 years after Webber turned Izzo and Michigan State down in his recruiting process, Webber said.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  There are worse reputations for a basketball player to have than one as a top-flight shooter. But incoming Michigan State basketball recruit Matt McQuaid doesn't want to be limited by that label. "I can go off the dribble too, I can pass, and I have some sneaky athleticism to me," McQuaid said last week, describing his game. "I can do more than just shoot."
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Trent, a member of the class of 2017, is one of the younger players on the circuit. He had a 43-point scoring performance in Friday's first game for Howard Pulley, which went 2-2 over the weekend and is comprised of mainly players in Minnesota. The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder had two 33-point games on Saturday. In Sunday's 60-56 loss to NJ Playaz, Trent scored 13 points.
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Men's Basketball youtube.com —  Travis Trice and Branden Dawson participate in commencement exercises at Michigan State for the class of 2015.



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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Ahrens, the three-star Ohio shooting guard, returned to average more than 30 points per game as a senior. And a month before he's set to move to Michigan State, he said his leg issues are fully behind him. "It's feeling greater than ever and stronger than ever," Ahrens said last week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  The highlights right after the game led with Izzo hanging out with Randolph and then Green before the game. "Tom Izzo is one of the coolest people you're ever gonna meet," Charles Barkley said, as Shaquille O'Neal yelled in the background: "Tom Izzo!"
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Draymond Green and Zach Randolph faced off in the game, with Tom Izzo in the stands, Shawn Respert as an assistant coach and Steve Smith on the television broadcast.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  Davis came in during his freshman season as a backup to Erazem Lorbeck. Ultimately, his numbers that season were better than Lorbeck’s during his first year on campus. Davis was second on the team in steals with 33 swipes on the season. He was also second in rebounds, averaging 4.7 boards per game. Like many of Izzo’s players, he started becoming known in March, earning a spot on the NCAA Tournament All-South Region Team, as he averaged 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
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Men's Basketball insidethenba.nba.com —  Tom Izzo was in Memphis to watch Zach Randolph and Draymond Green go at it in the NBA Playoffs. Lewis Johnson caught up with him to talk about them, Memphis Assistant Coach Shawn Respert and Broadcaster Steve Smith.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  When Tom Izzo brings a recruit into his office, he ought to have the NBA's Western Conference semifinals between Golden State and Memphis playing on a loop. There, power forwards Zach Randolph and Draymond Green are every argument he's ever made for his program and a counter to every argument made against it.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Draymond Green's play in the regular season and the postseason have been noteworthy enough to make his name synonymous with a late round steal. Now, for the first time this year both he and the Golden State Warriors are facing real adversity after dropping the last 2 games to the Memphis Grizzlies, a team that may be playing better than anybody in the league at the moment.
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