Michigan State Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter

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Michigan State Basketball: Biggest 2013-14 Goal for Each Projected Starter
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Keith Appling, a senior (left), and Branden Dawson, a junior, are two of Michigan State's best talents.

As a team, Michigan State's ultimate milestone is to reach the Final Four and win a national championship.

Individually, the Spartans most likely have personal business to care of this season. Some look to improve draft stock, while others look to end their tenure with career-high numbers.

But make no mistake, winning it all is the goal of every player on the roster.

Entering 2013-14 with an "X" on their back should provide plenty of motivation to achieve success. Favored by such analysts as Dick Vitale and magazines such as Lindy's, Tom Izzo's club has player of the year candidates Gary Harris and Adreian Payne contributing to a familiar preseason buzz. 

This slideshow will assess each starter's goal from a statistical perspective, as well as highlight personal issues driving each of Izzo's top Spartans. 

 

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