Season Preview: Michigan State Spartans Men’s Basketball

College basketball is finally back, and the Michigan State Spartans will get their long-awaited opportunity to wash last year’s first round NCAA Tournament upset against No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State University out of their mouths. There is just as many questions as there is optimism surrounding the Spartans in 2016-17. They lost a lot, … Read more

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Former Spartan Bryn Forbes to play for Spurs in NBA Summer League

In less than 24 hours, the four draft-hopeful Michigan State Spartans hoping to hear their name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver have all found themselves a home, some temporary more than others, to begin their professional playing career. On Draft night, it was Denzel Valentine and Deyonta Davis getting the phone call and earning almost-guaranteed roster spots … Read more

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Chicago Bulls select Denzel Valentine No. 14 overall in NBA Draft

The Michigan State Spartans had a quartet of Spartans hoping to hear their name called in the 2016 NBA Draft on Thursday. One of the lottery-pick hopefuls was that of All-American and Big Ten/National AP Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, who finished the season with an unprecedented stat line of 19.2 points, 7.8 assists and 7.5 … Read more

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Buddy Hield beats out Denzel Valentine to win the Men’s Wooden Award

With the curtains coming down on another spectacular and exciting college basketball season, it is time to hand out some hardware. On Friday, ESPN hosted the College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles. The biggest award that was being dished out was the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the nation’s best player for … Read more

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Pair of Spartans projected to go in the top 20 of latest NBA mock draft

Although Michigan State had an early exit in this year’s NCAA Tournament, a couple of Spartans are being projected to go in the top-20 of June’s NBA Draft. According to the most recent mock draft from ESPN NBA-analyst Chad Ford, freshman forward Deyonta Davis is projected to go 12th to the Boston Celtics. Meanwhile, Ford … Read more

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Denzel Valentine named AP Player of the Year

For about the last month or so, Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine and Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield were neck-and-neck for Player of the Year awards from various media outlets after their incredible 2015-16 campaigns. On Thursday, Denzel took a big leap and took home one of the more prestigious awards. BREAKING: Denzel Valentine of Michigan St. wins … Read more

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Spartan seniors to take part in college All-Star festivities this week

While it is not the preferred path to Houston for the Michigan State Spartans, the senior trio of Denzel Valentine, Bryn Forbes, and Matt Costello will be down in Clutch City participating in All-Star events. Costello will being one of 20 Division-I basketball players taking the floor in the Reese’s College All-Star Game at NRG Stadium in Houston on … Read more

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Denzel Valentine headlines AP All-American First-team

Only four teams remain standing in the college basketball world, which means a lot of hardware and honors are going to be handed out in the next couple weeks. On Tuesday, the Associated Press named their All-American teams. Two players were unanimous selections for First-team, one of which was Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine. AP All-America … Read more

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Denzel Valentine named as finalist for Naismith Trophy

Although Denzel Valentine will fall short of his ultimate goal to bring a national title to Michigan State University, the senior guard may still receive some personal hardware before it’s all said and done. Valentine was named one of the four finalists for the Naismith Trophy on Sunday, an award that honors the top player … Read more

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LOOK: Denzel Valentine thanks Spartan Nation via Instagram

There is no question about it, Denzel Valentine had one of the best individual seasons in Michigan State basketball history, but Friday was not his day. The Spartans were shocked by Middle Tennessee State in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament and it will take some time for things to sink in. Despite the … Read more

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Denzel Valentine: ‘I didn’t come through today, and I’ll remember that for the rest of my life’

The mighty Spartans fell on Friday in an absolute bracket-busting stunner, 90-81 at the hands of Middle Tennessee. The championship-built Spartans were in complete awe following the upset but took it about as classy and respectful as a powerhouse team could. One of those was one of MSU’s four seniors, ‘Player of the Year’ candidate Denzel … Read more

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Hot-shooting Raiders stun MSU, oust Spartans in first round

Michigan State’s quest for another Final Four and their first national championship since 2000 began on Friday in the bottom portion of the Midwest Region against (15) Middle Tennessee State. Unfortunately, the Spartans found themselves in a huge hole, down 17-2 to open the game, and were unable to climb out of it and fall … Read more

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