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Tom Izzo’s two newest big men, Jaxon Kohler and Carson Cooper, debuted their skills Thursday night for Michigan State basketball fans watching the Moneyball Pro-Am for the first time since 2019. Mady Sissoko instead relaxed and took a front-row seat alongside captain Malik Hall on the Holt High School bleachers to watch their freshmen teammates and the other Spartans run the court and throw down dunks.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State will head to South Bend, Ind. this fall for a matchup on the hardwood with the Fighting Irish. The ACC-Big Ten Challenge schedule was announced on Friday, and the Spartans have drawn Notre Dame. Michigan State will travel to Notre Dame on November 30 in this year’s event.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Bingham was not picked in Thursday’s NBA draft draft. But shortly after the final selection, Bingham signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State men’s basketball guard Max Christie was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Christie was the 35th overall pick in the draft and the fifth selection in the second round. This is the second time in the last three years an MSU player was taken in the same slot, joining Xavier Tillman Sr., who was picked by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2020.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Gabe Brown fulfilled a promise to his late father of playing basketball for Michigan State. The Ypsilanti native added another lifelong goal to his checklist: signing with an NBA team, going to the Oklahoma City Thunder on a partial guaranteed deal after Thursday night’s NBA draft, according to basketball writer Adam Zagoria.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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The Moneyball Pro-Am basketball league returns this Thursday after a two-year pandemic hiatus, and with it, a staple of summertime in Lansing. It’s being held at a new venue — Holt High School. But hopefully with the same casual vibe and entertaining hoops that’s made the Moneyball Pro-Am a gem for 16 seasons.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Two former Michigan State players will be moving on to new pro basketball clubs in Europe next season, one to continue a lengthy pro career and one after a strong first season overseas.

Source: MLive.com

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It’s Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Draymond Green. That’s the top of the list. The top two NBA players ever from Michigan State. It’s been that way for a while. But Green’s fourth NBA championship with Golden State last week cemented his place there — ahead of notable Spartan NBA standouts like Zach Randolph and Steve Smith.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Michigan State opened the 2011-12 men’s college basketball season on an aircraft carrier, playing North Carolina on Veterans Day. Eleven years later, the Spartans appear close to repeating the feat. According to multiple reports, Michigan State and Gonzaga are in “advanced discussions” to play on an aircraft carrier in San Diego on Veterans Day.

Source: Detroit News

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It’s the offseason for Michigan State men’s basketball, but there are still plenty of topics to discuss. Here are some updates on Spartans in the NBA, recruiting, offseason thoughts and MSU’s projected future depth charts.

Source: The Only Colors

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Inspiring. Authentic. Real. Coach. Mentor. Counselor. Teacher. Leader. Irreplaceable. OG. Those are the words used to describe long-time Michigan State men’s basketball assistant coach Mike Garland by some of his former players.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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On May 27, the Trice brothers helped lead WKS Śląsk Wrocław to a championship in the Polish Basketball League. Wroclaw won its 18th title, defeating Legia Warszawa 90-77 in Game 5 to win the best-of-seven series 4-1. Travis scored 11 points in the final game. Former Green Bay star Karem Kanter, a native of Turkey who played one season at Xavier as a grad transfer, scored 26 in the final game.

Source: Dayton Daily News

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After a two-year hiatus, the Moneyball Pro-Am is back for a 17th season, beginning June 23 through Aug. 4 (with a week off for the Fourth of July). Games will be played at Holt High School, just south of Lansing. Like before, it’ll be free to the public, with donations accepted.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Draymond Green faced the marrow-level dread of going down two games to none in the NBA Finals by arriving for Sunday’s Game 2 determined to be annoying as hell for as long as it took. Over the course of the contest’s 48 minutes, he argued with the officials — and nearly every Boston Celtics player — and threw his body around the court with a barely controlled fury.

Source: ESPN

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After an MVP season in Poland, former Michigan State guard Travis Trice is moving up to one of the world’s top basketball leagues. Trice has signed with UCAM Murcia of Spain’s Liga Endesa for the 2022-23 season, the club recently announced.

Source: mlive.com

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Jaren Jackson Jr. is a shot-blocking, ball-stealing defensive machine. The fourth-year forward/center for the Memphis Grizzlies had been voted most likely to have a breakout season by NBA general managers before the 2021-22 campaign got underway, and he didn’t disappoint. Though the Grizzlies were plagued by injuries in the postseason and fell to Golden State in the second round, Jackson was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the season.

Source: FiveThirtyEight

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Former Michigan State men’s basketball standout and graduate assistant Thomas Kelley has rejoined the Spartans program as an assistant coach, Head Coach Tom Izzo announced today.Kelley rejoins the MSU program after spending the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Western Michigan.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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