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From within the Midwest to the other side of the world, from the NBA to the bush leagues, former Michigan State players are everywhere in professional basketball. Our annual search for every former Michigan State player still active in professional basketball finds more than 20 players still lacing it up somewhere. That includes the six former Spartans who were on NBA rosters when the league opened play this week.

Source:  mlive.com

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Langford appeared calm and at peace with another foot injury Tuesday, one that will keep the Michigan State senior out until at least January – more than a year since his last game.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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“We got one back and we resubmitted,” Izzo said. “We’re resubmitting and we’re trying to get more and more information. We’re trying to gather more and more information because there’s been three, four more (waivers) that just came out and so we’re kind of constantly gathering (information).”

Source: Detroit News

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Winston is the only consensus selection on The Associated Press preseason All-America team announced Tuesday, a day after Michigan State was ranked No. 1 in the AP preseason poll.

Source: Detroit News

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Michigan State found out on Monday afternoon that it was named the preseason No. 1 team in the nation. By Monday night, that feeling of excitement had been dashed when it was confirmed that senior guard Joshua Langford would be out until at least January as he suffered a setback in his return from an ankle injury that kept him out the bulk of last season.

Source: Detroit News

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The Champions Classic, which takes place November 5th in Madison Square Garden, always features four of the top teams in the NCAA and that was just made official when Michigan State, Kentucky, Kansas, and Duke took the top four spots in the first AP Poll of the 2019-20 Men’s Basketball season.

Source: Spartans Wire

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The 6-foot-6, 210-pound wing from Indianapolis is looked at as a legitimate NBA prospect, one who could turn pro as early as next year. “It’s crazy,” Henry said. “It’s everything that I prayed for. God is blessing me with things every day. I can’t take those things for granted. It seems surreal sometimes that my dreams are coming true.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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There isn’t much Michigan State basketball has yet to accomplish under Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo, from Big Ten titles and Final Four trips to winning a national championship. The Spartans can now add another milestone to the list: They are No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s college basketball preseason poll for the first time in program history.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State basketball’s first test of the season, like it was a year ago, ended up in a defeat to Gonzaga.

The two schools met Saturday morning in Denver, where the Bulldogs defeated the Spartans, 103-87, in a “secret” scrimmage, per a source. They played two 20-minute periods in a game that was closed to the public and media.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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Tight end Noah Davis submitted his name to the NCAA transfer portal Friday, according to a source. He is the latest member of the Spartans to enter the student-athlete marketplace, joining linebacker Brandon Bouyer-Randle, running backs Connor Heyward and La’Darius Jefferson, as well as receivers Weston Bridges and Cam Chambers.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Xavier Tillman was one of 20 players selected to the watch list for the 2020 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award by the Basketball Hall of Fame. Named after Class of 2010 Hall of Famer and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Karl Malone, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the top power forwards in Division I men’s college basketball.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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“I think it’s going to be something interesting to see,” Loyer said at Michigan State’s media day this week. “I think I’ve definitely put in the work this offseason to put myself in that position of whether being able to play with Cassius or in his backup minutes, but regardless of how that works out, doing whatever I can to put my team in the best position to win.”

Source: Detroit News

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Matt Charboneau and Casey Harrison take a look at Michigan State’s 38-0 loss against Wisconsin, possible ultimatums for football coach Mark Dantonio, the latest on players in the transfer portal and roster projections for Tom Izzo’s top-ranked team.

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Joshua Langford (Huntsville, Ala./Madison Academy) was one 20 players selected to the 2020 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List. Named after Class of 1980 Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its sixth year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men’s college basketball.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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After a long day working out, going through practice, classes and studying, Gabe Brown leaves his apartment at about 11 p.m. The Michigan State sophomore forward makes the short walk across Harrison Road to the team’s practice facility at the Breslin Center. Sometimes he goes with teammates, often he’s alone. It’s part of Brown’s routine and he said he’s there usually six nights a week until about 1:30 a.m.

Source: mlive.com

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“The reason I love some of the guys like Keith Appling and Kalin (Lucas) and those guards before him that are from Detroit, is there’s a certain toughness that I think you bring from that city,” Izzo said. “He has that. He’s not afraid to climb into you, he’s not afraid to get into you. He’s got the athletic ability to do it but I think he’s got the heart to do it, and that’s a big, big factor.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

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“I think it’s going to be important for me to take a big jump this year and just do whatever I can to help my team win,” Loyer said on Tuesday at Michigan State’s media day. “I think a lot of the focus after last year, after that Final Four loss, was the load that Cassius had to endure, especially throughout March Madness.

Source: mlive.com

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