Tom Izzo has taken the Michigan State basketball program to new heights (including a school-record 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this spring), but the Spartans’ rich hoops history dates back long before Izzo’s arrival. From stars of yore such as Johnny Green to the unforgettable Magic Johnson, Michigan State has boasted some of the most impressive players the college game has ever seen.
The latest addition to that pantheon is 2012 All-American Draymond Green. The senior star wrapped up his extraordinary career by breaking the school record for rebounds and winning his second Big Ten championship in four years.
Herein, a closer look at both Greens (no relation), Magic and the rest of the 50 greatest players ever to delight fans in East Lansing.