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This article is and isn’t about basketball. Basketball has brought us to this point, but Mady Sissoko’s remarkable journey to America is about much more than basketball. It’s a story of a young boy, growing into a man, in a land far away from home. It’s about patience and perseverance, fate and a bit of luck, and the tireless work ethic that led Mady to Michigan State.

Source: Spartan Hoops

14 hours ago

Both of Michigan State’s NBA Draft hopefuls — forward Xavier Tillman Sr. and point guard Cassius Winston — have been selected to participate in the NBA Draft Combine. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s combine takes on a completely different look. Instead of the prospects gathering in one site, they’ll be able to conduct in-person and virtual segments starting Monday and running through mid-November.

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1 week ago

After ending his Michigan State Spartans career with almost 2,000 points, two consensus second team All-America awards, and the most assists in Big Ten history, Cassius Winston is on his way to the NBA.

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

Miles Bridges hasn’t been in the NBA long, but he’s already made an impact. His move from amateur college athlete to professional NBA player meant that Miles started making some serious money. From a $30K Rolex watch to a $100K Range Rover, find out everything he spent his first million dollars on.

2 weeks ago

Cassius Winston is far and away one of the most accomplished prospects available in the 2020 NBA draft. Winston, the 2019 Big Ten Player of the Year and a two-time consensus All-American, is both a polished passer and scorer who looks ready to contribute to any NBA team at the next level

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2 weeks ago

If you watched a Michigan State game over the last two years, you likely heard the name Xavier Tillman quite a bit throughout the broadcast. The 6’8″ 245-pound forward routinely stuffed the stat sheet for the Spartans. He also did plenty of things that don’t show up in the box score, like setting hard screens, making the defensive rotation just ahead of the ball, anticipating where it’s going next.

Source: CBS Detroit

2 weeks ago

For a minute there, things were getting dicey. Before the Denver Nuggets stormed back from a three-games-to-one deficit in their series with the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Finals, it appeared that Michigan State‘s streak of having an alum (forever a Spartan) in the Western Conference Finals would be broken.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

“I’m excited to know that we have a date to start our season and that’s a positive for college basketball,” Izzo said in a statement. “It’s a bit of a later start than we’ve had in the past, but I think we have had time to look at things and that we will be able to put a schedule together that includes our great non-conference games and the Big Ten”

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2 weeks ago

CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reports that eight early-season college basketball events or tournaments will be played in Orlando in a bubble-like atmosphere, including the Champions Classic. That opening night, two-game event has included Michigan State basketball, Duke, Kentucky, and Kansas since its inception in 2011. This season, MSU is scheduled to play the Blue Devils.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

“The one thing I did enjoy about the summer because everybody was sacrificing, I thought everybody made good improvements,” Izzo told the Free Press Tuesday by phone Tuesday. “I didn’t walk away, even to the staff, and say, ‘Well, that guy wasted the summer.’ So that was encouraging.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

Gabe Brown and Malik Hall? They fall into a category of their own. These are two players that can absolutely turn games on their head with momentum plays, solid defense, and timely scoring. What gives them this ability and exactly how their sparking of the MSU engine will manifest on the court are exactly what I want to look at here.

Source: The Only Colors

3 weeks ago

In what just felt like MSU’s year to FINALLY get Izzo over the second national title hump, Cassius was stripped of the chance to write his own ending and place himself (on the court) next to the likes of Magic and Mateen Cleaves. More than the Uconn Elite Eight loss or the Butler Draymond foul, or the many what-ifs of MSU basketball history, this year’s ending to me is the greatest what-if of Izzo’s career. If he fails to spear his Moby Dick and raise the Natty again before he retires, this year will hurt the most for me.

Source: Spartan Hoops

3 weeks ago

The NBA will be moving out of its Orlando bubble by mid-October when the league completes its 2020 playoffs that have been held entirely on the closed campus of the Walt Disney World resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Could Michigan State be moving into that bubble soon after?

Source:  mlive.com

3 weeks ago

Although there is uncertainty about the 2020-2021 men’s basketball season being played due to COVID-19, the show must go on. The Michigan State men’s basketball team did that Thursday by announcing the roster for the 2020-2021 season.

Source: The State News

4 weeks ago

Come November 25, Tom Izzo hopes to be on a basketball court coaching a game. Somewhere. Anywhere. The sport is reportedly moving toward setting that as its official start date for the 2020-21 season, which will take place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

Tom Izzo has been hot when it comes to recruiting elite talent. What does it all mean and will Emoni Bates, the No. 1 recruit in America, actually play for the Spartans?

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4 weeks ago

Hauser transferred to East Lansing from Marquette University in May 2019 and still hasn‘t suited up for the Spartans yet. First, his subsequent waiver appeal was denied, forcing him to sit out one season due to NCAA rules following a transfer. Second, the global pandemic hit and put not only the entire world, but plenty of sports, on hold, too.

Source: The Only Colors

4 weeks ago

Mark “Rocket” Watts is in position to be one of the most important players for the Michigan State Spartans basketball team this coming season — whenever it does begin. While there are other returning players with more experience, more NBA-hype, or who will likely play more irreplaceable roles, Watts, if he plays to the peak of his abilities, should be the catalyst for the team and for the season.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

The Spartans are one of nine playable college programs in this year’s version of the popular basketball video game “NBA 2K,” according to a trailer released Friday. Florida, Gonzaga, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Villanova, Syracuse, UCLA, and Texas Tech also are included as playable teams in “NBA 2K21.”

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

Plenty changed for Michigan State in the 2000′s. The program opened the decade by winning a national title and completing a run of three straight Final Four runs. That success vaulted Tom Izzo and his program to being seen as one of the best in the country. A return to the Final Four in 2005 and a trip to the 2009 national title game in Detroit cemented that status.

Source: MLive.com

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