Men's Basketball freep.com —  Unless something unexpected happens in the next month, Michigan State is expected to have an excellent showing at this year’s NBA draft, with Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis each projected to be lottery selections. While there is no doubt that having both players make the NBA will be a great achievement for MSU, there still lies the question of which player’s NBA success will be more important to the Spartans. Let’s break it down to show each player’s case.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  The Pistons have four shooting guards under contract for 2016-17 but none beyond next season. A combination guard with a handle and high-level shooting accuracy is something they could use. Valentine would be drafted as a shooting guard but could help as a playmaker regardless what position he is labeled as playing at any given moment. Detroit is in the market for knockdown perimeter shooters and Valentine fits that bill, though he probably won't slip to No. 18.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  It appears Michigan State’s young nucleus will get yet another a significant early-season, nonconference test. The Spartans reportedly will travel to Duke for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge this season, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Rothstein. It’s the fourth time the two schools will meet in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, with Duke winning in 2003-04 in East Lansing, and 2004-05 and 2010-11 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Men's Basketball freep.com —  Tom Izzo started last week in Oakland watching Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA playoffs. He finished it Saturday watching Morris Peterson and Mateen Cleaves play together again for a good cause. Michigan State’s coach found the connection between his past players, separated by a generation.
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Men's Basketball mlive.com —  When Tom Izzo first revealed that sophomore point guard Tum Tum Nairn had a case of plantar fasciitis, it was as a footnote at the tail end of a 26-minute press conference a week into the 2015-16 season. "He's a warrior, that kid," Izzo said of Nairn on Nov. 16. "So I don't think it's hindering him too much. I don't think he'd let it."
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Men's Basketball usatoday.com —  Executive VP of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe discussed the issue with USA TODAY Sports.
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Men's Basketball onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State will travel to Duke for the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Spartans and Blue Devils will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.
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