1. Michigan State Basketball: Tom Izzo's Potential Sales Pitches to Top Recruits

    Under an encouraged Tom Izzo, the Michigan State Spartans will enter the 2014-15 season with high hopes. But their 2015-16 team will be much more talented, with a solid recruiting class coupled with two talented transfers becoming eligible to play...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 1 day ago 1,963 reads 6 comments

  2. Onsted Junior Austin Davis Drawing Attention from MSU, U-M, CMU

    The small community of Onsted isn't used to being a destination for Division I college basketball coaches.....

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 7 days ago 401 reads 0 comments

  3. Players' off-Season Work Ethic Has Tom Izzo Feeling Optimistic

    Tom Izzo was feeling pretty good on Thursday morning, and it wasn't just because he had finished his morning run, and it certainly didn't have anything to do with being ranked No. 11 among active coaches in all sports by The Sporting News...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 7 days ago 879 reads 0 comments

  4. Adreian Payne Elevates Play, Leads Atlanta to Summer League Tourney Win

    Adreian Payne stepped up when the Atlanta Hawks needed in NBA Summer League action on Thursday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead his team to an 88-65 victory over Portland in the league tourney...

    Robert Piva Written by Robert Piva about 7 days ago 90 reads 0 comments

  5. Michigan State Basketball: Mismatches Spartans Are Dreading in 2014-15

    With key players departing from East Lansing, Michigan State has a couple of important voids to fill. Those spots are prone to dreadful mismatches that MSU ’s opponents could exploit in 2014-15...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 9 days ago 4,356 reads 2 comments

  6. Izzo and Draymond Green on Inspiring Kids

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) One of the biggest names in the world of college basketball was recently in town: Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo! He was in West Michigan lending support to one of his former players, Draymond Green...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 11 days ago 78 reads 0 comments

  7. Michigan State Basketball: Predicting Javon Bess' 2014 Impact

    He isn't Cliff Alexander. He isn't Tyus Jones. Heck he isn't even Lourawls Nairn. Javon Bess is not one of the sexiest names in the 2014 recruiting class, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a bright future ahead of him at Michigan State...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 11 days ago 326 reads 0 comments

  8. Former MSU Stars Harris, Payne, Open NBA Summer Play with Mixed Results

    EAST LANSING — Michigan State first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Adreian Payne are off and running in the Las Vegas portion of the NBA Summer League, while Keith Appling still awaits his first minutes of action...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 11 days ago 361 reads 0 comments

  9. Michigan State Basketball: What Are Spartans' Chances to Land Caleb Swanigan?

    Right now, it's easy to assume that Caleb Swanigan is Michigan State's for the taking. On most fronts, everyone but the Spartans are considered filler suitors when it comes to courting the 6'8", 265-pound power forward/center out of Ft...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 12 days ago 10,177 reads 10 comments

  10. Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Prioritizing Spartans' Top 2015 Targets

    Michigan State has already secured two verbal commitments from the 2015 class in Deyonta Davis and Kyle Ahrens . However, due to the acquisitions of a couple of talented transfers, it retains only one additional offer to present to the class...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 17 days ago 5,336 reads 2 comments

  11. Izzo: Social Media 'Screws Up Your Thoughts' on a Recruit

    Tom Izzo is an unabashed critic of social media and its effects on players, coaches and fans. While on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit, Izzo was asked the biggest change in recruiting in the past decade...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 17 days ago 709 reads 0 comments

  12. Michigan State Basketball: Will Deyonta Davis Be the Next Adreian Payne?

    Adreian Paynes don't grow on trees. They resemble them, but they're not nearly as plentiful. From 2010-11 to 2013-14, the long-limbed, 6'9" 240-pounder developed into an era-great ...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 19 days ago 4,416 reads 6 comments

  13. Cleaves: Freshman PG Nairn 'Reminds Me of Myself'

    By the start of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, Michigan State, though a No. 4 seed, was a trendy pick to win the national championship after the Spartans won the Big Ten Tournament title, showing how good they could be at full strength...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 20 days ago 138 reads 0 comments

  14. Michigan State Basketball: Izzo Finds Key Leadership in Trice and Valentine

    Questions as to who would lead the reinvigorated Michigan State Spartans are now answered. On June 24, it was reported by Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press that coach ...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 20 days ago 2,061 reads 2 comments

  15. Michigan State Basketball: Ranking the Spartans with the Most NBA Potential

    The lack of NBA-level stars pouring from Michigan State can be viewed through two lenses: 1. Spartans coach Tom Izzo isn't recruiting enough next-level talent, therefore putting himself out of position to coach future pros...

    Adam Biggers Written by Adam Biggers about 22 days ago 4,048 reads 2 comments

  16. Michigan State Basketball: Each Projected Starter's Most Concerning Flaw

    Michigan State will transition into the new season with players whose early progression has head coach Tom Izzo ecstatic . In order to compete for the Big Ten crown, Sparty ' s key pieces must eliminate their most concerning flaws...

    Brad Almquist Written by Brad Almquist about 24 days ago 2,595 reads 3 comments

  17. Report: Keith Appling Joins Blazer Summer League Team

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 28 days ago 569 reads 0 comments

  18. Valentine Posts Heartfelt Message for Harris

    When all is said and done Thursday night, three former Michigan State Spartans (Adreian Payne, Gary Harris, Keith Appling) could be drafted onto NBA rosters...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 29 days ago 396 reads 0 comments