Michigan State surrendered three of its top players to the NBA, so that means that those who are returning must improve immensely to compensate for those important losses.
Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling were the team's top three scorers and most reliable players for the majority of the 2013-14 season. With a resurgent Branden Dawson coming back for his senior season, Denzel Valentine looking to continue his immense improvement and a plethora of key complementary players back, Sparty's outlook is much different.
However, the Spartans will have another legitimate opportunity to compete for the Big Ten crown. This slideshow will feature the important areas each marquee player will need to improve on in order to win the conference.