Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan Sate guard Javon Bess is back practicing with the basketball team, albeit, not yet 100 percent. "He just started going full this week,'' Spartans coach Tom Izzo told MLive.com. "We were over-cautious with Javon coming back. He's back about 90 percent.'' Bess missed 27 games last season after suffering a broken bone in his foot in the preseason.
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Men's Basketball spartanavenue.com —  Izzo’s 2016 class is shaping up to be his best as head coach of Michigan State and it has already begun with the pledges of four-star power forward Nick Ward and five-star combo guard Josh Langford. Those two guys could be catalysts for one of the most dangerously-athletic groups in the nation come 2016-17. With two scholarships left for the class, possibly three depending on a possible transfer, the Spartans are in the mix for three of the top 30 players in the country still — Josh Jackson, Cassius Winston and Miles Bridges.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Draymond Green could add one more highlight to his resume. After signing a five-year, $82 million contract to stay with the Golden State Warriors, Green was invited to the USA Basketball mini-camp Aug. 11-13 in Las Vegas.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  It might not have been the best night to get Spartan video at Moneyball on Tuesday. The team is banged up already with Kyle Ahrens, Javon Bess, Alvin Ellis III, and possibly other players skipping the Pro-Am to rest injuries. Throw in some no-shows by Matt McQuaid and Matt Costello plus Eron Harris’ suspension from team activities and it was the Tum Tum and Forbes show on Tuesday. Sure, Colby Wollenman, Gavin Schilling, and Deyonta Davis were there, but almost nobody is getting regular post touches at Moneyball.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo likes what he's seeing from his players at the halfway point of summer workouts, as his Spartans pushed one another through Wednesday's 7 a.m. practice.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  While Spartan fans heard the news earlier in the week of Eron Harris being suspended from the team indefinitely, there is still light at the end of the tunnel. We are only a short four months away from college basketball season, but Deyonta Davis is already creating waves of anticipation in East Lansing.
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Men's Basketball nba.com —  The L.A. Clippers announced today the team has signed forward Branden Dawson. The Clippers acquired the rights to the 56th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in a draft night trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Men's Basketball usab.com —  The last time 6-foot-5 guard Denzel Valentine, one of the final 12 players selected for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team, was competing on a basketball hardwood, he was helping lead Tom Izzo’s Michigan State Spartans to a Final Four appearance by averaging 14.6 points throughout the NCAA Tournament. With a loss to eventual NCAA champ Duke ending his junior collegiate season, Valentine is eager for the opportunity to compete with USA Basketball.
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Men's Basketball shanahan.report —  Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo taped a "Don't ever give up" video for the V Foundation and ESPYs that has been playing on ESPN.com.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Michigan State basketball program is one of five that made the cut for Miles Bridges, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound prospect in the 2016 class. Bridges spent his freshman season at Flint Southwestern before transferring to his current school, Huntington Prep, in Huntington, West Virginia.
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Men's Basketball startribune.com —  At 6-10, Adreian Payne gives the Wolves legitimate NBA power forward size and athleticism. He also possesses a shooting touch fairly uncommon in such a big man, as long as he remembers he still is a big man.
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Denzel Valentine was named to the U.S. Pan American Games Men's Basketball Team on Sunday after surviving the final cut. The 12-member squad will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, on July 21-25.
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Men's Basketball btpowerhouse.com —  Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans have had quite the 2015 recruiting season. While center Caleb Swanigan turned tides in favor of Purdue, the scenery (and minutes) just got a little greener for another incoming big man, Deyonta Davis. Let's dissect the newest member of the Tom Izzo School of Box Out's and Tip Drills.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Longevity, success, and a tendency to speak his mind has landed Michigan State coach Tom Izzo among the most influential coaches in college sports. Izzo was recently voted the No. 5 most influential college coach in a poll by CBS Sports, and the No. 3 most influential college basketball coach. The voting panel consisted of school administrators, conference administrators, and other knowledgeable people in college sports.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Many of college basketball's best head coaches crammed themselves like sardines into the limited space around Court 2 at the Riverview Park Activities Center at 10:30 Friday morning to watch a Peach Jam showdown between the top center in the Class of 2016, Marques Bolden, and one of the top small forwards, Miles Bridges.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Michigan State's football game against Oregon will be a big day for the basketball program, too. Five-star forward Miles Bridges will take an official visit to East Lansing the weekend of Sept. 12, when the Spartans host Oregon, he told the Lexington Herald-Leader this week.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Even though the Warriors will now pay him handsomely, Green can still realize his dream of playing for free. As part of the next range of mountains he hopes to scale along with winning more NBA titles, he revealed another burning desire fewer folks know about. "I do have one selfish goal — I want to make the Olympic team next summer," Green said after his formal news conference had been completed. "That's a real goal of mine, to make the Olympic team."
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Men's Basketball foxsports.com —  Keith Appling led the Magic with a team-high 19 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Appling went 8 of 12 on free throws and made his only 3-point attempt of the game. "We think we've played the best out of everybody," Appling said. "We just want to finish out the week strong and get the championship, kind of get the reward and not falter at the end. I think we've played with great chemistry and tried to be aggressive on defense, so we just need to continue that."
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Men's Basketball msuspartans.com —  Denzel Valentine is one of 16 finalists for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men’s Basketball Team. The list has been trimmed from the original 21 players who started tryouts on July 7. The official 12-member roster that will represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, is expected to be on or announced before July 12, as training camp continues at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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