2012-2013 ITH season preview: Michigan State Spartans

With the college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next few weeks. Today, we look at the Michigan State Spartans. There’s no question Michigan State has enough talent to be one of the top teams in the Big Ten. The Spartans return a solid core that includes guard Keith Appling, forward...
Via Inside the Hall
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

2012-13 Big Ten Impact Newcomers, Transfers & Redshirts

College basketball lives in a one-and-done era where year in and year out All-American and All-Conference teams are littered with freshmen. We can spend time reviewing all of the talented players returning to the Big Ten next season but there’s no doubt that more than a handful of freshmen will be some of the most important players in the 2012-13 season. Here’s a look at ten...
Via UM Hoops
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

2012-2013 Big Ten Preview: Five impact freshmen

With the start of the fall semester underway and less than five weeks until the official start of practice, it’s time to begin looking ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We continue our Big Ten preview with a look at the five freshmen, listed in no particular order, who could make the biggest impact next season. Gary Harris, Michigan State, Guard – The frontcourt in East Lansing...
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September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 15-11

With the official start of practice less than nine weeks away, Inside the Hall and UM Hoops have partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2012-2013 season. Our selection process was hardly scientific, but it did involve much deliberation and compromise to arrive at a list that we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Big Ten’s Top 25 Players: 15-11

With the official start of practice less than nine weeks away, Inside the Hall and UM Hoops have partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2012-2013 season. Our selection process was hardly scientific, but it did involve much deliberation and compromise to arrive at a list that we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate...
Via Inside the Hall
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Marcus Lee sets date for official visit to Indiana

2013 Deer Valley (Antioch, CA) forward Marcus Lee recently trimmed his list of schools to seven and now is beginning to set up his official visit dates for the fall. According to Adam Zagoria, Lee will visit Louisville on Sept. 20, Kentucky on Oct. 12 and Indiana on Oct. 20. Lee is also considering California, Duke, Kansas and UCLA. As for the timing of Lee’s visit, the official...
Via Inside the Hall
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Summer in Review: Zak Irvin

Zak Irvin has become one of the premiere players in the class of 2013 and one of the jewels of Michigan’s 2013 recruiting class. A year ago, Irvin was one of a multitude of wing players on a talented but hotly debated Eric Gordon All-Stars AAU team. That team boasted five high major wing players and most weren’t quite sure who was the best of the bunch. Was it VJ Beachem’s...
Via UM Hoops
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan State to host basketball game at Jenison Fieldhouse

Via Detroit Free Press Jenison Fieldhouse will open its doors for the first Michigan State basketball game since 1989 when the Spartans moved into the Jack Breslin Students Events Center.  Jenison was the place that East Lansing legends Magic Johnson, Steve Smith, Greg Kelser, Scott Skiles, Sam Vincent and Johnny Green called home. On December 15, 2012, it will be home for a night...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Guru’s Top 10: Impact Freshmen

Which Freshmen will emerge in 2012-13? by Gus Elvin Hope you enjoyed my initial installment of “Guru’s Top Ten”, for our 2nd version I thought I would take a look at some of the top newcomers in college basketball, specifically incoming freshmen. As you know recruiting has become a year round chore and with all the information and exposure surrounding high school athletes these...
Via The Sports Headquarters
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

HD Video: Indiana All-Stars talk sweep of Kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Led by 17 points from 2012 Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris, the Indiana All-Stars completed a sweep of the Kentucky All-Stars, 83-73, on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Kentucky All-Stars held a 41-40 lead at halftime, and led early in the second half, but a 30-5 second half run pushed the Indiana All-Stars to their ninth...
Via Inside the Hall
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

HD Video: Indiana All-Stars react to win over Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Coach Craig Teagle, Mr. Basketball Gary Harris and Yogi Ferrell met with the media following the Indiana All-Stars’ 90-85 win over Kentucky on Friday night at Freedom Hall and Inside the Hall also caught up with Jeremy Hollowell for his reaction. Watch and listen to the Indiana All-Stars press conference and Hollowell’s comments in the embedded media players below:
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June 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Late steal by Ferrell helps Indiana All-Stars prevail, 90-85

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Indiana All-Stars entered Friday night’s meeting with the Kentucky All-Stars at Freedom Hall as heavy favorites. The 13-man Indiana roster features 13 Division I signees, nine of which will attend high-major programs. The 12-man Kentucky roster, by comparison, has just four Division I signees. But for most of the second half, the talent discrepancy didn’t...
Via Inside the Hall
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan commits lead the way in first Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Exhibition

Indiana All-Star games are a Hoosier tradition as the top senior basketball players in Indiana travel around the state for a pair of exhibition games against the state’s top juniors followed by a showdown with Kentucky’s best. In a state defined by prep basketball tradition, these games are generally chock full of talent and this year’s edition was no different. In a game that...
Via UM Hoops
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker invited to Team USA U18 tryout

MADISON, Wis. Incoming Wisconsin recruit Sam Dekker has been chosen as one of 26 players to attend the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training camp. The camp will be held from June 5-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Player invitations were issued by the USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team committee. Dekker, the 15th...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Seven Future ACC Players Invited to the USA U18 Tryouts

After a somewhat down year for the conference, the ACC  has an influx of talent coming in next season.  Seven future ACC players will be at the USA U18 tryouts.  Here is the full list of players invited, with the ACC players in bold. NAME POS HGT WGT YOB SCHOOL HOMETOWN ...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

MSU Spartans top recruit Gary Harris is ready for East Lansing

With the NBA draft quickly approaching and college superstars throwing their hats into the big money ring, the focus on incoming recruiting classes has become a hot topic. Perennial Midwest powerhouse Michigan State has gotten its fair share of buzz about one incoming freshman in particular, Gary Harris. (This is a collaboration between Ngozi Ekeledo and Paul M. Banks) The 6’4...
Via The Sports Bank
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

World beats the USA in the Nike Hoop Summit

The best high school basketball players around the world got together this past weekend in Portland, Oregon. The World Select Team beat the USA Junior National Select Team 84-75 in this year’s Nike Hoop Summit. The US was down as many as 18 in the first half and fought back to take a one point lead with 3: 20 left in the game. However, the World team went on a 10...
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Chinese Big Man Throws A Block Party At Nike Hoop Summit

<a href="" class="moshare-button" data-channel="wordpress-1.2.4" data-message="Chinese High Schooler Wang Zhelin, a seven foot tall center, turned the Nike Hoop Summit All-Star game into his person block party. In the USA vs. The World format Wang stuffed Michigan State commit Gary Harris and future Duke Blue...
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April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas A&M adds top JC Fabyon Harris to guard heavy class

Texas A&M added a verbal commitment on Saturday from one of the top junior college point guards in the country in 5′-9″ Fabyon Harris, a Chicago-native at College of Southern Idaho JC (ID). In Harris, the Aggies now have four new backcourt players for next season, including two top-100 high school prospects, and a top [...] Related posts: Indiana Guard Eron Harris Pops for...
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April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 College Basketball Top 25: Teams 11-15

11. Michigan State- The Spartans lose all everything Draymond Green, he did everything for the Spartans. The Leader for the Spartans will be point guard Keith Appling. Joining him in the backcourt will be one of the top recruits in the nation Gary Harris. Branden Dawson returns after an injury cut his impressive freshman season short. Michigan State will have a ton...
April 05, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald's: Mr. Indiana Spotlight

Two of the candidates for Mr. Basketball in Indiana, Hamilton Southeast High Gary Harris and Park Tudor High Yogi Ferrell talked to FOXSportsNext about who should win the award.
March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Incoming Michigan State recruit Gary Harris hits the big stage

Gary Harris didn’t put up big numbers in his starting role at the McDonald’s All-American game but the buzz he’s been getting from Spartan followers and fans is warranted. While he dropped only two points (from free throw shooting), five rebounds, three assists and two blocks, the guard’s smarts on the decision making front and versatile, controlled ball-handling skills...
Via The Sports Bank
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad leads West to victory in McDonald’s All-American game

The West beat the East 106-102 in the 35th McDonald’s high school All American Game at Chicago’s United Center. The game featured 24 of the best high school basketball players in the country. Some of the top players around the country were not eligible for this game because of them being 5th year players. Shabazz Muhammad without question was the player of the court...
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

McDonald's: Gary Harris Spotlight

Gary Harris is looking to have a good run of all-star games, but the focus is on setting himself up for a great freshman season at Michigan State.
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Gary Harris Named Indiana Player Of The Year

Gary Harris averaged 25.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.7 assists per game this past season.
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March 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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