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We break down our pick to win the Big Ten. What will MSU do at the 4 position? How do the freshman fit in, and how do they recover from last season’s injuries?

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court on Wednesday, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. MSU was represented on the Honors Court by redshirt junior Kyle Ahrens and redshirt junior Conner George.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play Oakland University at Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 14. The matchup will be the first of a six-game series between the programs. The Spartans and the Golden Grizzlies will play three games in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena and three games at the Breslin Center over the next six seasons.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Through the toughest times in a trying freshman season, Foster Loyer knew he had the respect of the player everyone else admired most: His hotel bunkmate, fellow Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston. “That trust. Being with him day in and day out, he knew I was putting in the work to go out there and play,” Loyer said Tuesday night at the Moneyball Pro-Am. “He would make that known. He would say, ‘We’re going to get through this. I know you’ve been working. It’ll come around. Just be patient.’ ”

Source: Lansing State Journal

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The biggest reason the Spartans landed Hauser: Tom Izzo, a connection forged during Hauser’s high school days in Wisconsin during the initial recruiting process. “He’s someone I really have a lot of respect for and look up to,” Hauser said. “Great team, great program, tradition of winning, so that’s something I want to be a part of.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in Monday night’s championship game, putting a bow on another year of NBA Summer League. That means it’s time for teams to evaluate which fringe players made a strong enough impression to warrant further consideration. Michigan State had five players on Summer League rosters in Las Vegas, and we’ve put together short recaps for each of them below

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Brown says he doesn’t have a personal goal. His loan objective is helping the Spartans win a title, which he thinks they can do, especially after seeing how hard his teammates work. The Spartans’ weight room workouts are intense, as players find ways to compete. It’s there that Brown has made strides as a leader.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Even though we’re closer to the end of last season than the start of next season, it hasn’t stopped longtime college basketball reporter Andy Katz from ranking the top players in the country headed into 2019-20.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Ypsilanti Lincoln freshman sensation Emoni Bates scores 31 points in a Division 1 MHSAA state semifinal on Friday, March 15, 2019. Bates has been on Tom Izzo’s radar for years. NBA scouts’ as well. The Ypsilanti Lincoln forward now has a Michigan State basketball offer, according to a post on Bates’ Twitter feed Friday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Izzo still has a kind of secret weapon. He was easy to spot Thursday night at the Aim High gym just outside Lansing. That’ll happen when you stand 6-11 and you can knock down step-back threes, as Marcus Bingham did in the opening game of Moneyball’s summer circuit.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State’s men’s basketball team will play Virginia Tech in the first round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational on Monday, Nov. 25.  Matchups for the annual Thanksgiving week tournament were announced on Thursday morning. The game will air live from the Lahaina Civic Center on ESPN2 at noon Hawaii time (5 p.m. ET).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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Matt Costello has continued to put up big numbers for the Detroit Pistons in their Summer League outings and, as a big member of Pistons Twitter, I can tell you first hand that fans are starting to take notice. Costello went into the game averaging 13.7 points and 8 rebounds per game along with a few blocks.

Source: Spartans Wire

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Xavier Tillman has a lot of responsibilities. He’s a father. A husband. A son. A student-athlete, and more. Add mentor to the list. The 6-foot-8 junior forward averaged 10.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last year across 39 appearances in 2018-19. He started the Spartans’ final 13 games and found his niche complementing post players Nick Ward and Kenny Goins.

Source: DEtroit Free Press

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2 months ago

Wrapped in the arms of Cassius and Khy Winston, falling in a heap, Aaron Henry couldn’t help but grin.No one at the Moneyball Pro-Am could stop the Michigan State basketball sophomore on Tuesday, so the Spartans’ best player and younger brother could only playfully bring Henry to the ground in the midst of an offensive barrage.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Marcus Bingham Jr. had a chance to mimic some of the Big Ten’s top players last season as a member of Michigan State’s scout team. He hopes to someday become one.

Source: Detroit News

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In the official statement announcing the signing of Julius Marble, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo compared his skills to Andre Hutson, who helped the coach win his only national championship. Since then, other recent names of MSU frontcourt relative royalty have been tossed around to describe the Dallas freshman

Source: Detroit News

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Some day every spring there is a knock on Tom Izzo‘s office door in East Lansing. In comes the youngest of his assistant coaches, Dane Fife, a man he holds in high regards ever since he recruited the once blue chip prospect out of Clarkston, Michigan, in the late nineties.

Source: The Only Colors

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