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Former Michigan State basketball player Kenny Kaminski lands at Ohio U

After being dismissed from the Michigan State basketball team early this month, sophomore Kenny Kaminski has transferred to Ohio University, according to the Athens Messenger. On his Twitter account, Kaminski said, “Blessed to be here! I love it here already.” The report also said Kaminski, a native of Medina, Ohio, might pursue a waiver to become eligible immediately. After...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State basketball: 2014-15 schedule released

The 2014-15 Michigan State basketball schedule was released on Thursday. And as usual, true to Tom Izzo form, the non conference part of the schedule is a tough one, one which includes the first six of eight games being played away from East Lansing, as well a games against Duke, Notre Dame and likely match ups with Marquette and Kansas. The schedule even includes an exhibition match...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Kenny Kaminski fallout

Kenny Kaminski is no longer a member of the Michigan State basketball team. Kaminski initially broke the news himself over the weekend in a tweet. I am no longer going to play at Michigan State, I will be transferring to another school but have not decided where yet — Kenny Kaminski (@KennyKaminski) August 2, 2014 On Monday it was clarified that Kaminski was dismissed from the...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Izzo makes it very clear: Kenny Kaminski was dismissed from Michigan State

Over the weekend, Michigan State redshirt sophomore Kenny Kaminski tweeted out that that he was leaving the program. On Monday, Tom Izzo put out a statement that in no uncertain terms made it clear that he was in fact dismissed from the program. “Despite multiple opportunities, Kenny Kaminski could not live up to the obligations necessary to be a part of our program,” Izzo...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State dismisses Kenny Kaminski from program

I know a lot of Spartan Basketball fans were thrown off a bit two days ago when Kenny Kaminski posted a tweet that said he was transferring from the program.  Others were waiting to see if there was some sort of press release that stated why he was dismissed.  Well today that release has came to fruition and Kaminski, who led the B1G in three point shooting last year has been dismissed...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State loses Kenny Kaminski to late offseason transfer

By the time August gets here, most players have settled at their school for the upcoming season. Classes are a month away or less, in most places, and we don't often see the decision to transfer at this point on the calendar. But in the past few years there have been a handful of guys who've opted to opt out in August, otherwise known as the slowest month on the college...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  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

Video: The Michigan State Basketball Team Went Water Tubing And Had An Awesome Time

The Michigan State men’s basketball team will look a little different next season. Gone are, arguably, the team’s top three players in Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne. The 2014-15 squad likely won’t have chemistry problems, though.  Most of the members of the current crop of Spartans recently spent some time together. They went water tubing and appeared to have...
Via College Spun
July 25, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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. He is a 6-foot-5 185-pound wing out of Columbus, Ohio who is ranked by most recruiting outlets as a 3-star recruit. There is no one...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Basketball: Biggest flaws going into 2014-15 season

Michigan State lost a lot of playmakers this offseason, returning just one of it’s top four scorers from a year ago. Seniors Branden Dawson and Travis Trice will be heavily relied upon as leaders next season, as well as do-it-all junior Denzel Valentine. The Spartans still have some talent on the roster, but with the losses of Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and Keith Appling it will...
Via isportsweb.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Predicting Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn’s 2014 impact

Point guard Lourawls “Tum-Tum” Nairn is the headliner of Tom Izzo’s second consecutive recruiting class that saw him whiff on several big name recruits. Although Nairn doesn’t have the same number of recruiting stars as Tyus Jones or Tyler Ulis (both class of 2014 point guards who spurned MSU) he does have some valuable intangibles. The most valuable asset that Tum-Tum brings...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest reasons 2014 MSU Basketball team can reach Final Four

Ever since Tom Izzo took over as the MSU Basketball coach, the Spartans have become regulars in the Final Four. Until this past season, every four year player for Tom Izzo had been to at least one Final Four. That is not an easy feat considering Izzo has been at MSU for two decades. Most fans and media had last year pegged as Izzo’s best chance to win a championship since the Mateen...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NBA Draft special night for MSU Basketball

After one of the bigger drafts in recent memory for the MSU Basketball program, I take a look back at what made it so special. The 2014 NBA Draft was a special night for Michigan State basketball to say the least, as a pair of former Spartans were each selected in the first round of the draft for the first time since 2006. Adreian Payne was the first Spartan picked Thursday night...
Via isportsweb.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Power forward preview

Michigan State got a lot of production from the power forward position the last few seasons thanks mostly to Adreian Payne. Now that Payne has moved on and is now playing for the Atlanta Hawks, it’s time for Tom Izzo to figure out who will replace him. These are a few of his options along with my prediction as to who will be the starter. MARVIN CLARK Freshman Marvin Clark could...
Via isportsweb.com
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Adreian Payne is a good fit with the Atlanta Hawks

On Thursday night, former Michigan State power forward Adreian Payne was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Surrounded by Tom Izzo and Draymond Green and dressed in his suit with pink lining in honor of Lacey Holsworth– he wore it in memory of her because it was something he “knew she’d really like”– the pick came as a little bit...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU’s Denzel Valentine Posts Heartfelt Message To Teammate Gary Harris Ahead Of NBA Draft

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. Arguably the player with the most upside is Harris, a shooting guard who chose to leave the university after just his sophomore season. In one of the more heartfelt moments we’ve recently seen on Instagram, his former teammate...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Who is the best NBA Draft prospect on the team?

With the 2014 NBA Draft coming up in two days there is no better time than now to gaze into the crystal ball and predict which player currently on the Michigan State Basketball roster will be the best NBA player. BRANDEN DAWSON NBA teams are intrigued by Branden Dawson’s athleticismWhen talking about NBA prospects at Michigan State right now the conversation has to start with Branden...
Via isportsweb.com
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Why Matt Costello is key to success

In his first two years at Michigan State, Matt Costello has gotten to play alongside Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne. That won’t be the case in 2014. Matt Costello’s performance will be crucial to MSU’s success next seasonCostello is going to be relied upon as the go-to big man for the Spartans next season. The only other option at the position in Gavin Schilling, who has a lot...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State Assistant Coach Pokes Fun At Younger, Mustache Wearing Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo is one of the most respected coaches in college basketball. He’s been the head man at Michigan State since 1995, and since then, he’s won a national championship, appeared in six Final Fours, made eight Elite Eights, and won seven Big Ten championships.  Before Izzo was the head coach of the Spartans, he was an assistant under Jud Heathcote. During some of those years...
Via College Spun
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Small forward position preview

Out of the five spots on the floor, the small forward position is probably the one worrying Tom Izzo the least going into 2014. He has a ton of guys who can play it, including proven playmakers like Denzel Valentine and Branden Dawson. Like most of the other spots on the court, there are a slew of Spartans who will see time at small forward next season, but I’ll discuss the three...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Bryn Forbes transferring to Spartans

Tom Izzo has lured yet another high scoring guard to East Lansing. Bryn Forbes (6-foot-3, 175 pounds) has decided to transfer from Cleveland State and join the Spartans. Forbes is from Lansing and decided to transfer back home to be closer to his family, including his sister who is reportedly dealing with health issues. Although he is a non-graduate transfer, he may not have to sit...
Via isportsweb.com
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: What does Eron Harris bring to Spartans?

Despite all of Tom Izzo’s complaints about the increasing number of transfers in college basketball, he has managed to grab the most talented transfer of the offseason in former West Virginia star Eron Harris. I am a Spartan now… can't wait to get started at my new home! — King Eron Harris (@eronjoseph) June 9, 2014 Harris is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who was the second...
Via isportsweb.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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