Michigan State Basketball: Predictions for Spartans' Team Awards

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Michigan State Basketball: Predictions for Spartans' Team Awards
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Tom Izzo enters his 19th season as head coach.

At the conclusion of each season, Michigan State, like many other teams, has a banquet for its players. 

They eat. They laugh. They pick up awards. 

In 2012, senior Draymond Green swept the card by taking home three of the most coveted trophies in the world of Spartans basketball—the Jumpin' Johnny Green Chairman of the Boards Award, team MVP and the Antonio Smith Glue and Guts Award. 

That makes sense. Green was the best rebounder. He was most certainly the "guts" of Michigan State, and he was the most valuable to his teammates and coach. 

This year, Adreian Payne could win those honors.

And like Green, he could finish his career as the Big Ten's player of the year. But that comes from the league, not coach Tom Izzo. 

This slideshow will examine team-based awards, but it'll also look through a wider scope, designating possible winners of the Stephen G. Scofes Inspirational Player Award and potential suitors for non-specified distinctions, such as best shooter and best defender. 

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