Men's Basketball freep.com —  As always when it comes to analysis from pro-am ball, point totals mean nothing. And the general absence of team defense can make some guys look a lot better than they really are. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn anything.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Draymond Green had a strong finish to his second season in the NBA. And the former Michigan State standout and Saginaw native hopes that his expanded role can be built upon under the Golden State Warriors’ new coaching regime, led by Steve Kerr.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Magic put MSU on the college basketball map, and then stuck around for 35 years as a devoted ambassador. There has been no better player. No bigger name. No association with more credibility. No one more looked up to by the generations that followed.
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Men's Basketball isportsweb.com —  The Spartans still have some talent on the roster, but with the losses of Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling it will be an uphill battle for MSU to get over the hump and make the 2015 Final Four. These are the biggest flaws that Tom Izzo has to figure out going into the 2014-15 season.
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Men's Basketball theonlycolors.com —  After two nights spent up at this summer's Pro-Am, here is a casual report about how the new arrivals for MSU basketball are looking. At the end, there's video featuring Lourawls Nairn, Javon Bess, Marvin Clark, and Eron Harris.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  Both said the captain distinction changes their approach to workouts. “I just try to take more ownership about it knowing that I’m the captain,” Valentine said. “Everybody’s looking up to me, so I’ve got to do things differently.” Trice said for both him and Valentine, the transition has come easy. “It’s been easy, to be honest with you, because we’re both natural born leaders and we were both leaders on our high school teams and all of our lives, really,” Trice said. “So now it’s just stepping into that role.”
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Denzel Valentine has been one of the top scorers at the Moneyball Pro-Am at Aim High this summer. Here’s a quick question and answer session the Michigan State junior captain had with the media following his performance at the Pro-Am on Tuesday.
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Men's Basketball db.lsj.com —  Skiles brought winning basketball back to MSU for the first time since the 1979 national title. He left as the Spartans’ all-time leading scorer, and remains third, behind Steve Smith and Shawn Respert. If Skiles had the 3-point line available to him all four years, he’d probably still be the school’s top scorer. He hit 25 of 50 3s as a freshman, when the NCAA tested the line in 1982-83. It didn’t return for good until the year after he left.
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Men's Basketball btn.com —  This group has become famous for its “No Fly Zone” moniker. Expect more standout play even with CB Darqueze Dennard gone. Trae Waynes is the new star corner. He’ll partner with Darian Hicks. Lots of competition at the safety spots with Jalyn Powell and RJ Williamson competing at strong safety and Kurtis Drummond and Demetrious Cox at free safety.
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Men's Basketball btn.com —  There is a rubber bracelet that rests on Adreian Payne’s wrist, small in size, but monumental in importance. The words “Love Like Lacey” printed across the front of the band, in honor of the late Lacey Holsworth, who lost her battle with cancer just three months ago.
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Men's Basketball tbd.radio.cbssports.com —  “Not being there on a daily basis, you do worry about distractions,” Michigan State coaching legend Tom Izzo said on The Morning Show. “If there’s one thing that changed my job in college, it’s distractions – and distractions can eat anybody alive, especially if you’re in the public eye. I think the more distractions you have, the harder it is to do your job. Some people deal with them better than others, and yet, the guy’s 21 years old, and you got to have a life, too.”
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Men's Basketball detroit.cbslocal.com —  Tom Izzo spoke with The Karsch and Anderson show this morning about MSU hoops, recruiting, and a new project he’s working on to help sports fans get organized. He also spent some time talking about LeBron James and his decision 2.0.
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