Michigan State Basketball: Ranking the Greatest Leaders in Spartans History

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Michigan State Basketball: Ranking the Greatest Leaders in Spartans History
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Michigan State’s storied basketball program has historically been filled with passionate leaders. From the 1979 national championship-winning team, to the current Tom Izzo-led squads, State’s teams have earned a reputation for winning with cohesion and leadership.


Many of MSU’s best teams haven’t been the most talented in the country. But there is always at least one or two undeniable leaders or floor generals whose passion supersedes pure talent.


In ranking the greatest leaders in Spartan history, I accounted for each player’s leadership qualities, status within the squad and ability to make his teammates better.


This slideshow features the best leaders in MSU basketball history, according to those guidelines.

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