Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State has been one of the most consistent basketball teams in the country, with 17 straight NCAA tournament appearances and 20 wins in nine of the last 10 seasons. But how well are the Spartans set up for the future? Pretty well, according to a recent analysis by ESPN.com. The website looked ahead to the next three seasons and ranked college basketball programs in order of likely success, looking at coaching, current talent, recruiting and more.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Three viable Michigan State options remain for two spots in 2015 after the latest Chicago-area star to shun Tom Izzo's program -- after another apparent strong start for the Spartans.
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Men's Basketball lansingstatejournal.com —  Draymond Green is beginning his third NBA season with the Golden State Warriors. Green, the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, averaged 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in nearly 22 minutes per game last season. Entering the final season of a rookie contract, Green is set to earn $915,243 this upcoming season. The Warriors begin training camp on Sept. 30. Green spoke to the Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch recently about his NBA career and his expectations for this year's Michigan State basketball team.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  The Michigan State Spartans enter the 2014-2015 season needing to replace two NBA first round picks in Adreain Payne and Gary Harris, as well as four year starting point guard, Keith Appling. Throw in the dismissal/departure of Kenny Kaminski, who was thought to be rotational player this season, and it appears as though there is some uncertainty in East Lansing as they prepare for the upcoming year.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Sporting News had the Spartans as runners-up, just behind Wisconsin, which is coming off of a Final Four appearance. Athlon has the Spartans one spot below that in third, with Nebraska in the second spot. Lindy’s, meanwhile, has Michigan State all the way down in ninth place, behind Wisconsin, Ohio State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and Indiana, in order.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Pinpointing Michigan State's potential is always difficult. The same should be true for the 2014-15 Spartans, who have enough talent to win the Big Ten but lack a certain appeal that makes it easy to predict them as league champions.
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Men's Basketball slamonline.com —  Atlanta Hawks F Adreian Payne has officially signed an endorsement deal with German basketball brand K1X. Payne, the 15th pick in this year’s NBA Draft, will exclusively wear K1X footwear in all of his games for the Atlanta Hawks, starting with the current Anti-Gravity model. AP has already been spotted in a silver version of the K1X Anti-Gravity during the NBA’s rookie photo shoot in New York in August.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Friday wasn’t only a big day for the Michigan State football team. The Spartans basketball team hosted several prospects in the first visit weekend of the school year, including a pair of highly rated in-state recruits.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  Everything is coming alive with the start of football season and that's a great time to also talk about the future of basketball. Michigan State is trying to finalize their 2015 class and has a number of important visitors set to come in this fall. We'll update that and talk about 2016 & 2017 as well.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  Sometimes, when a story connects with someone, they just feel the need to reach out. That was the case with Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo about how the wife of Matt Kuchar's caddie, Lance Bennett, unexpectedly passed away earlier this week. According to multiple PGA Tour caddies working at the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston, Izzo learned that Lance Bennett was a huge Spartan basketball fan and went on a mission to contact him.
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Men's Basketball bleacherreport.com —  Alvin Ellis III averaged all of 7.9 minutes and 1.9 points per game during his freshman year at Michigan State. Today, he's preparing for his sophomore year with the Spartans, who will absolutely need every bit the 6'4", 195-pound shooter out of Chicagoland has to offer. Here's a hint: It's much more than a shade under eight and two per outing.
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Men's Basketball espn.go.com —  By sheer fact of personnel attrition, Dawson now inherits the go-to mantle on a team that, at its best, could spread the ball between at least three reliable one-on-one scorers last season. Meanwhile, the team around him now is totally different. Trice and Valentine will take the backcourt responsibilities, and Costello will likely take over a primary frontcourt role.
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Men's Basketball collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com —  During this spring/summer power forward Henry Ellenson cemented his status as one of the top players in the Class of 2015, performing well on the grassroots/individual skills camp circuits while also winning a gold medal with the United States U17 team at the FIBA U17 World Championships. Wednesday night it was reported by multiple outlets that Ellenson has narrowed his list to three schools: Kentucky, Marquette and Michigan State.
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Men's Basketball cbssports.com —  The Miami Heat have signed veteran free agent Shannon Brown, his agency announced on Wednesday. The combo guard's contract is for one year and $1.3 million, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  After four years in East Lansing, Keenan Wetzel finally got his signing day. The senior basketball player, who has been a walk-on for the past three seasons, has been awarded a scholarship for the 2014-15 season, he announced Monday afternoon on his Instagram page.
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Men's Basketball athensohiotoday.com —  Kenny Kaminski, a 6-foot-8 power forward, has enrolled at Ohio University for the fall semester and will be joining the men’s basketball team as a scholarship player.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  We may be five days from the start of football season. But we're also 82 days from the start of basketball season. And with the recent release of Michigan State's 2014-15 schedule, there's plenty to discuss. Here are five observations about Michigan State's 2014-15 schedule
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Men's Basketball upsidemotor.com —  If Dawson can develop a mid-range jumper and refine his handles, he could fit in an NBA offense. He’s quick enough to blow by his man and get to the rim for a high-percentage look if he can learn how to be efficient with his dribble. If he can prove that he can penetrate and get to the rim with regularity, then his man will be forced to play off him and give him space. That’s where his jump shot factors in.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State men's basketball schedule was announced on Thursday. The Spartans will face a schedule that includes 13 opponents that appeared in the 2014 postseason, play six of their first eight games away from East Lansing, and make trips to Rutgers and Maryland in their inaugural year of Big Ten basketball, while hosting Maryland in the first ever Big Ten game for the Terrapins. Game times and television networks for Big Ten contests and selected non-conference games will be announced at a later date.
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Men's Basketball sbnation.com —  The Spartans lost a lot of talent from a 29-win team a year ago, but with tons of shooting and a star forward in Branden Dawson, the rebuilding year shouldn't be too painful.
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