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MSU dismisses Kenny Kaminski from basketball team

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State forward Kenny Kaminski, who had a chance to start or receive major playing time in the upcoming season, has been dismissed from the program by Spartans coach Tom Izzo. "Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny Kaminski could not live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program," Izzo said in a release. "Being a Spartan is a special...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Forward Kenny Kaminski Tweets That That He Will Transfer

Redshirt sophomore power forward Kenny Kaminski was expected to be a major contributor on Michigan State’s basketball team next season. With star big man Adreian Payne graduating, Kaminski — who led the Big Ten with a 49.4 percent three point shooting percentage in 2013-14 — was primed for a huge season as a potentially dominant stretch four. However, Kaminski’s career in...
Via College Spun
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest hole to fill for Michigan State Basketball: Harris, Payne or Appling?

The 2013-14 season didn’t end in the storybook way that so many people expected it to for the Michigan State Basketball team. It’s impossible to tell whether the jinx from President Obama or Shabazz Napier had more to do with it, but either way the Spartans failed to reach the Final Four in what turned out to be the last season for Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Adreian Payne...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Why Kenny Kaminski is poised to break out

Kenny Kaminski’s time at Michigan State hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies. He redshirted his first year due to a right shoulder injury that had plagued him since high school. He went into last season healthy, but an early season suspension due to academics kept him off the court for the first three games of the year. Even once the suspension was lifted he had difficulty...
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 20th, 2014

The Big Ten Roundup has been replaced with Big Ten Power Rankings this year at UM Hoops. We’ll take a look across the conference on a weekly basis, rank all 12 teams and attempt to provide some insight about each team. 1. Michigan State (6-0, 1.10 PPP, .90 Opp. PPP, +.20 EM) Adreian Payne has missed Michigan State’s last three games with a foot sprain, but the Spartans are still...
Via UM Hoops
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball wins in OT over Minnesota

For the second straight game, a game that was seemingly in Michigan State’s control, nearly slipped out of their hands, before the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) managed to put away the Minnesota Gophers (13-4, 2-2) in overtime, 87-75. For much of the early going of Saturday’s contest, it was Minnesota who held the upper hand. The fact that Michigan State star...
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Kenny Kaminski coming into a new role

EAST LANSING — Just a few weeks ago, Michigan State redshirt freshman Kenny Kaminski had to worry about whether or not he would suite up for games let alone contribute on the floor for the Spartans. Kaminski has been suspended on two separate occasions this season for academic-related issues according to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. The first suspension caused him to miss...
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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