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Michigan State Basketball: The potential is there for Cassius Winston

Michigan State saw two of their players go in the NBA Draft last night, Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis. One who was a senior, the other a freshman. Tom Izzo will see his best player since Draymond Green leave along with three other seniors, and Davis, who had great potential to be even better in his sophomore year. Izzo will have one of his best recruiting classes’ come to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Athletics: Best Team of 2015-16

In the spirit of the ESPY Awards next month, we have decided to take that concept with the major awards and apply it to the past year of Michigan State athletics. Readers will have an opportunity to vote for the Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Game, Best Coach and Best Team. When looking for nominees, we actively tried to avoid putting multiple representatives from...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Deyonta Davis headed to the Memphis Grizzlies

Former Michigan State Spartan Deyonta Davis was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2016 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics with the 31st overall pick. Davis, however, will be headed to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies traded two future picks to the Boston Celtics for his rights. Davis was projected in the mid-teens in many mock drafts and even as high as a potential lottery pick but...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Denzel Valentine waited a bit longer than usual

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest from the NBA draft at Barclays Center in New York.(all times local): 9:25 p.m. The draft was nearly two hours old when Denzel Valentine's name was finally called by Commissioner Adam Silver. The now-former Michigan State star didn't seem to mind. Valentine was the 14th overall pick in the draft, a selection made by the Chicago Bulls. He's still a lottery...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Denzel Valentine Had Best Reaction Of The Draft When His Name Was Called

Former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine was just selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 14th overall pick in the NBA Draft.  With the final lottery pick of the draft, Valentine was obviously excited to hear his name, and also provided us with the best reaction of the night when his name was called. SportsCenter captured his reaction on video and posted it to Vine.  Valentine...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: Denzel Valentine drafted by the Chicago Bulls

Former Michigan State Spartan Denzel Valentine was drafted in the 1st round of the 2016 NBA draft with the 14th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls. Last week concerns about his knee had come into play, causing many to believe that it would hurt his draft stock but Valentine, who only missed four games in his college career, heard his name called early Thursday night. Valentine...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Select Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine At No. 14 Overall

Denzel Valentine is staying in the Midwest.  The former Michigan State star has been taken by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft.  The Spartans’ All-American was taken No. 14 overall.  Congrats @denzelvalentine pic.twitter.com/7ZFQPGJq9J — Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) June 24, 2016 Valentine is the first Michigan State player off the board...
Via College Spun
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: The Miles Bridges Effect

We all wanted to see “The Class” be completed. We didn’t want to see Josh Jackson become another one and done at Kansas University, we wanted him to be a potential Spartan one and done. But, Michigan State has one individual that could be one of the greats in the program’s history. Flint, Michigan’s own Miles Bridges. I know that you’ve probably seen the highlight tapes...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Denzel Valentine’s Michigan State-Colored NBA Draft Socks Feature His Cartoon Likeness

The NBA Draft is just 90 minutes away, and some of the amazing draft night fashion is beginning to roll in. Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson has already unveiled his bold red suit-magenta socks combo. Valentine is also making a big statement with his socks. They are green-and-white and feature Valentine in cartoon form. Denzel is rocking his own likeness tonight on his...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: In-State OL Commits To Michigan State The Day After Earning Offer

On Wednesday, Michigan State extended an offer to Dearborn (Mich.) three-star offensive lineman Mustafa Khaleefah. On Thursday, Khaleefah accepted that offer, verbally committing to the Spartans according to multiple reports. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports broke the news. BREAKING: Dearborn (Mich.) High offensive lineman Mustafa Khaleefah has committed to #MichiganState: https://t...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Cedar Report: NBA Draft preview

On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributor Ryan McCumber joins Tyler Hayward as they preview how Denzel Valentine, Deyonta Davis, Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes will pan out in the NBA and what tonight’s draft holds for each of them. To listen to the entire podcast, click here. If you have any questions regarding Michigan State athletics, send us an e-mail...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Athletics: Best coach of 2015-16

In the spirit of the ESPY Awards next month, we have decided to take that concept with the major awards and apply it to the past year of Michigan State athletics. Readers will have an opportunity to vote for the Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Game, Best Coach and Best Team. When looking for nominees, we actively tried to avoid putting multiple representatives from...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Spartans: Denzel Valentine wins prestigious award

Denzel Valentine will need to make some room in his trophy case as of today. Valentine, owner of six National Player of the Year Awards was named Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year. Denzel joins former athletes Ryan Miller (Hockey-2001) and Draymond Green (Basketball-2012) as the only Spartans to win the award, which has been given out annually since 1982. The award comes...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Painter on Denzel Valentine: ‘You’re talking actual production’

It only takes one look at the Sacramento Kings’ backcourt to realize that help is needed and former Michigan State shooting guard Denzel Valentine might be the answer to that problem. The reigning Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, Valentine, went unsolvable throughout the season and made life difficult for opposing players and coaches alike. Matt Painter, who has coached...
Via Cowbell Kingdom
1 day ago

Denzel Valentine, Rachel Banham named Big Ten Athletes of the Year

Some may say the Big Ten has become a basketball conference with a football problem, and in 2015-16 basketball apparently ruled the roost. On Wednesday, the B1G offices made that very apparent with their announcement of the conference’s athletes of the year. It was Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball player Denzel Valentine and Minnesota Gophers women’s basketball standout...
Via Talking 10
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft prospect profile: Michigan State SG Denzel Valentine

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. DENZEL VALENTINE Position: Shooting guard School: Michigan State Age: 22 (turns 23 on Nov. 16) Height: 6-foot-6 Weight: 210 pounds Wingspan...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Michigan State OG Brandon Clemons gets sixth year of eligibility

The Michigan State Spartans seem to be rebuilding their offense this offseason after losing a number of starters from 2015. Luckily for them, they will get a big offensive lineman back as Brandon Clemons has received a sixth year of eligibility. Clemons has played 32 games across his career and has already won three letters with the Spartans. He missed most of his redshirt freshman...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Athletics: Best game of 2015-16

In the spirit of the ESPY Awards next month, we have decided to take that concept with the major awards and apply it to the past year of Michigan State athletics. Readers will have an opportunity to vote for the Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete, Best Team, Best Coach and Best Game. When looking for nominees, we actively tried to avoid putting multiple representatives from...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft prospect profile: Michigan State PF Deyonta Davis

As part of WEEI.com’s coverage of the 2016 NBA draft, here is one in a series of profiles of prospective picks. The Celtics have amassed eight picks: 3, 16, 23, 31, 35, 45, 51, 58. The draft will be held June 23 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. DEYONTA DAVIS Position: Power forward School: Michigan State Age: 19 (turns 20 on Dec. 2) Height: 6-foot-11 Weight: 237 pounds Wingspan...
Via Green Street
3 days ago

2016 NBA Draft - Deyonta Davis rounds out the top-10 on Brew Hoop's Community Draft Board

Michigan State's talented freshman brings us at last to the Bucks' slotted pick. The most evenly-distributed voting we've had in this series, maybe ever, underscores just how wide-open this draft seems to be near the middle of the first round. With just 26% of votes coming down in his favor, Deyonta Davis - F/C, Michigan State rounds out our top-10 and completes the 2016 Brew Hoop...
Via Brew Hoop
3 days ago

Michigan State Football: Breakout offensive player

Leading up to the next season of Michigan State football, a few of us will be offering different viewpoints on various topics covering the Spartans. This season, the offense is replacing three offensive linemen, their top two receivers and the most productive quarterback in school history. With that, there are plenty of options for a breakout offensive player. Zach Manning, Ryan...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football Recruiting: Spartans add two from the Sunshine State

Every school in the country wants to add talent from the state of Florida. Michigan State added their second and third prospects from the Sunshine State in this class, both defensive ends, Donovan Winter, and Lashawn Paulino-Bell. Winter is unranked by recruiting services, but he attended both Tennessee and Michigan’s camps, and walked away with an offer from both schools. He holds...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Picks Up Commitment From 4-Star DE Lashawn Paulino

Michigan State has landed a verbal commitment from Lashawn Paulino, a four-star defensive end from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas. Multiple outlets have confirmed the news, which was first reported by 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow. Breaking: Lashawn Paulino of Ft Laudy/St. Thomas Aquinas commits to #MichiganState. https://t.co/5C2XVORNkz @Legendary__8 @SeanScherer247 — Ryan...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Dantonio 10 for 10 – Best Recruiting Gems

This season marks the 10th on the sidelines at Michigan State for head coach Mark Dantonio.  Last summer we at isportsweb put together the All-Dantonio team, taking a look at the best players at each position during the Dantonio era.  This year I am putting together the Mark Dantonio 10 for 10 series.  Ten different top-10 lists to commemorate Dantonio’s 10th year at Michigan...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Who is Deyonta Davis?

The Orlando Magic are in need of some rim protection. There may be no player in this draft better at providing that than Michigan State’s Deyonta Davis. There is no denying at this point what the biggest need for the Orlando Magic is on the defensive end. There are few smaller intangible things, but the conversation […] NBA Draft: Who is Deyonta Davis? - Orlando Magic Daily...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
4 days ago
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