3 days ago

For the second time in the last three years, the NBA Draft came and went without a player from Michigan State being selected, as Aaron Henry never heard his name called. However, it didn’t take long for the 6-foot-6 wing to learn he’d get his shot at the NBA after all, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Henry had agreed to a two-way deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Source: Detroit News

4 days ago

It appears Aaron Henry should rest up and prepare for a long night Thursday as the NBA Draft unfolds. The junior wing from Michigan State is widely projected to be taken in the mid-to-late second round. The draft begins at 8 p.m. from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. ESPN will televise all 60 picks

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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4 days ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play Loyola Chicago in the first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday, Nov. 24 in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

Aaron Henry finished his junior season at Michigan State as a projected second-round NBA draft pick, with the potential to move up with a strong pre-draft process after he left school a year early.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

This week, the Tokyo Olympics begin with four former Michigan State Spartans taking part. Shay Colley (women’s basketball, Canada), Tori Franklin (track & field, United States), Franklin Gomez (wrestling, Puerto Rico) and Draymond Green (men’s basketball, United States) will represent their respective countries.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

When making the jump from high school to college, players often cite the speed of the game or, perhaps, getting acclimated to life away from home as some of the biggest adjustments. Those apply for Michigan State freshman Pierre Brooks II, as well, but he’s already noticed something else during his short time on campus — he can never take a break.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

It has been discovered that Tom Izzo has added a second transfer to the roster in the form of Michael Peterson. He joins Jason Whitens, who transferred from Western Michigan to MSU, both being preferred walk-ons.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

Two men who grew up 30 miles away from one another, but 44 years apart, will be spending the next two years seeing a lot more of one another. Former North Central standout Jason Whitens officially became a member of the Michigan State men’s basketball team Wednesday, and will play for Iron Mountain native and Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo.

Source: The Iron Mountain Daily News

2 weeks ago

Several Michigan State Spartans alumni have already begun their journeys in The Basketball Tournament, the annual single-elimination, $1 million winner-take-all summer tournament that features former college stars, European and G-League players, and a number of fringe NBA players and NBA veterans. This year, four Spartans are on teams in the competition, with one of them already having begun tournament play.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Holloman is a dual-sport star who Mel Tucker is also recruiting as a cornerback (he’s a top-500 football recruit) and he’s the No. 72 overall recruit and 11th-best point guard in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. And on Friday, he got his first crystal ball prediction from Michigan State recruiting insider Justin Thind to the Spartans with a “5” confidence level.

Source: Spartan Avenue

3 weeks ago

The AAU basketball season is in full swing, and it is now the perfect opportunity for many college coaches to get out and start scouting. Tom Izzo has done exactly that, making recruiting a priority this month of July. Michigan State will look to fill out their 2022 recruiting class very soon, as well as getting a start on the very important 2023 class.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 month ago

The Michigan State player who first became known for his dance moves and other sideline antics enters year four with a new mindset.“As a senior now, there’s no time for games,” Marcus Bingham said. At heart, though, Bingham is still a bit of a class clown. But that clowning used to be a lot less funny, at least to his parents and his teachers.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

The annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge match-ups are being released. The late November, early December, event is a fan favorite to many early in the college basketball season. In the 2021 edition of the event the Spartans will play as the host to the Louisville Cardinals.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 month ago

Pierre Brooks might be looking at a storied career with the Michigan State Spartans. The freshman from Detroit brings everything to the table that Tom Izzo values in young players.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

This year’s NBA playoffs has confirmed the value of high level shot-creators both in terms of star-players, but also from secondary players — teams that rely on a single player to create shots have struggled. Whereas teams with multiple shot-creators, and bench players who can create shots to temporarily ease the burden on star players, or to generate high quality shots in secondary actions (out of the short roll, or after a star creator gets double-teamed and the ball gets reversed), have really found success.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Listen to “Matt McQuaid; MSU Assistant Director of Basketball Operations” on Spreaker.

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1 month ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play at Butler in the 2021 Gavitt Tipoff Games, matchups between teams from the Big Ten Conference and the Big East Conference. The Michigan State at Butler game is one of eight to be held this year in the sixth edition of the Gavitt Games, named in honor of Dave Gavitt, the founder of the Big East Conference and a basketball visionary. Scheduled through 2022, the Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball season.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

Since he finished with the Spartans in the 2019 Final Four, McQuaid played one season in Germany and one with the Canton Charge, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ affiliate in the G League. He had another chance to play overseas again, just as the world was re-opening after the pandemic and the adrenaline flowed to get back into a gym. But in the end, he chose the Spartans.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 month ago

1 month ago

Montgomery is one of three new MSU assistants this season, along with video coordinator Austin Thornton and assistant director of operations Matt McQuaid, who are all former Spartan players. They’ve come to elevate one of the most consistently successful basketball programs in the country, in part, by tapping into what they’ve already experienced.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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