Jaden Akins joined Zach “SchuZ” Schumaker to breakdown his decision to form a superteam at Michigan State, why he decided to transfer to Ypsi Prep, what Michigan State player he believes that he plays a lot like and what it was like having Magic Johnson tweet about him.
The 1970′s had it all for Michigan State. High-scorers, great rebounders, great passers. Some players widely regarded as among the best in school history. The arrival of a coach who would become a school legend. Oh, and a national title.
Boakye shares several interesting stories about his recruitment including the staff’s reaction when he committed & his own reaction after Magic Johnson tweeted at him. Boakye also touches on topics such as his top 3 favorite rappers, his preferred jersey numbers, and his shoe collection
The 1960′s saw the Spartans’ program finish .500 or worse seven times. The high point was a 1967 Big Ten title team, but the decade ended in tragedy when coach John Bennington died of a heart attack after a workout at Jenison Field House at age 47. Still, though, the program saw its share of stars in those years, including an All-American and multiple other first-team All-Big Ten talents.
With Jaden Akins Izzo has landed his fifth Top-100 recruit while other coaches seem to be still figuring out how this Zoom thing or a computer for that matter works. Nobody knows just yet how the future for college basketball looks like in the next couple of months, but by adding major league talent across the board MSU has made sure that their fans can look into an exciting future. A future that could prove to be one of the best periods in the Izzo era.
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On episode 5 of the Bryan boys podcast, Deshawn and Andre sit down with Josh Langford. We talk about his days as a McDonald’s All American, quarantine life and overcoming injuries
Joshua Langford is one of 11 college basketball players named to the first National Association of Basketball Coaches Player Development Coalition. The coalition, announced by the NABC on Monday, aims to give Division I players a voice on “college basketball issues” in addition to providing personal and professional development.
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Tom Izzo joins us to talk about the Big Ten university presidents postponing the 2020 football season, his recent run of recruiting success, and the early entry decisions by Xavier Tillman and Aaron Henry
After one of the best recruiting stretches of Tom Izzo’s career, Michigan State now finds itself with one of the best problems a college basketball program can have: How can it make room for all of the highly-rated prospects that want to wear the green and white? It’s a good problem, but it’s still a problem.
4-Star point guard Jaden Akins commits to MSU. We talk about the Henry/Tillman decisions, and the state of the college basketball season.
Graham and Chris sort through a wild week in the Big Ten and what the cancellation of fall sports, especially football, means for MSU.
“We have two sports to generate revenue, football and men’s basketball. And so if we have the ability to play sports to generate revenue, we absolutely will,” Beekman said on a video call with reporters. “I think that I’m very hopeful that we’ll play football in the spring, that will play basketball. I think relative to basketball, there are open questions as to when the season will start. But I I am hopeful and optimistic that we will we’ll find a path forward.”
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Jaden Akins announced his commitment to Michigan State, and the rest of the college basketball world turned green with envy. The four-star recruit from Farmington revealed his decision Thursday on his social media accounts, giving Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo one of his strongest recruiting classes in his quarter-century with the Spartans. Akins picked MSU over Michigan, DePaul, Florida, Northwestern and Mississippi State.
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Mike Schmitz catches up with Michigan State guard and 2020 NBA Draft prospect Cassius Winston, going over his strengths and weaknesses.
It was fitting, really, that Xavier Tillman’s Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday was delayed by a few seconds. As Tillman’s camera fired up, he wasn’t busy with a workout or an interview with an NBA team. Instead, Tillman was trying to get a mask to stay on the face of his 3-year-old daughter, Ayanna. Or, as Tillman described, “my super hero.”
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Enoch Boakye joined Zach “SchuZ” Schumaker to discuss his commitment to Michigan State, how Coach Tom Izzo sold him, why he takes so much pride in Canada, and what his three biggest goals are for his Michigan State career.