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On Friday, MSU head basketball coach Tom Izzo along with former NBA stars Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes, Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Izzo — now headed into his twenty-second year at the helm of the Spartans — is known for giving enthusiastic and emotional speeches. Izzo said at the induction ceremony on Friday that he was very thankful for the honor and repeatedly thanked his players for helping him forge a Hall of Fame coaching career.
As MSU men's basketball head coach Tom Izzo is inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, The State News looks back at some of Izzo's biggest wins and most memorable moments.Izzo's induction class also includes former NBA stars, Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal, and Allen Iverson.
In episode three, The State News sports editor Casey Harrison and Stephen Olschanski talk Tom Izzo's induction into Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the absurdity of the NFL, MSU football's bye week and give you their picks for college football's biggest games of the weekend.
UNLV forward Ben Carter announced Wednesday his intentions to transfer to MSU and join the 2016-17 Spartans basketball team with immediate eligibility.
According to an ESPN report, the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers are interested in hiring Tom Izzo as their new head coach.
Former MSU basketball player Marvin Clark Jr. has found a new home.
Three MSU sports teams have been recognized with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for having outstanding performance in the classroom, MSU announced in a press release Wednesday.The Spartan teams recognized were the men's basketball team, the men's cross country team and the women's golf team.
On the heels of MSU men's basketball missing out on the No. 1 recruit in the country, the team received some more bad news as freshman forward Deyonta Davis has declared his intentions to enter the 2016 NBA Draft.
It was about 11:30 p.m. the night of April 10, and I sat in my bed going through the story ideas of my reporters on The State News’ sports desk. I took a break to scroll down twitter, and I noticed a post containing the final column Joe Rexrode would write for the Detroit Free Press.
MSU target Josh Jackson, heralded by many as the best 2016 basketball recruit in the nation, has committed to Kansas over his other two finalists, Michigan State and Arizona.
As award season comes to a close for college basketball, officially ending the 2015-16 season MSU senior guard Denzel Valentine
MSU head coach Tom Izzo will officially join the game's elite as he has been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The awards continue to roll in for MSU senior guard Denzel Valentine as it was announced Thursday that Valentine had been named National Player of the Year by the Associated Press.The award is Valentine's sixth player of the year honor for his accomplishments this season.
MSU senior guard Denzel Valentine has been named the National Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Valentine is the third Spartan to win the award. Draymond Green previously won in 2012 and Shawn Respert won in 1995.
News broke Monday that MSU sophomore forward Marvin Clark Jr. will transfer schools.The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.MSU later confirmed the transfer to multiple media outlets.Clark appeared in 30 of 35 contests for the Spartans during the 2015-16 season, averaging 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game.Clark's transfer also opens up a scholarship for the 2016-17 season.
U-D Jesuit senior point guard and 2016 MSU basketball commit Cassius Winston had one more goal he wanted to accomplish for his high school basketball career.Already four time Catholic League champion and 2016 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award winner, Winston wanted to achieve something which had twice alluded him in the state semifinals in 2014 and 2015 -- an MHSAA Class A state championship.Now, after turning in a 31 point, nine assist performance to lead U-D Jesuit to a 69-49 victory over North Farmington"
With the departure of seniors such as guard Denzel Valentine and forward Matt Costello, MSU basketball will be looking for someone to step into a leadership position and fill the shoes of the departing seniors.
MSU 2016 basketball commit Cassius Winston scored 27 points and notched 12 assists to lead U-D Jesuit (27-0) to a 72-51 victory over Macomb Dakota (26-1) in the semifinals of the MHSAA Class A basketball tournament Friday from Breslin Center.In a battle of two undefeated teams, Winston and U-D Jesuit jumped on the Dakota early.
It was announced Thursday that senior guards Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes have been invited to take part in the 3-point contest for the 28th-annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships.
One of the biggest decisions looming over MSU's basketball program heading into the 2016 offseason is whether or not freshman forward Deyonta Davis will make the jump to the NBA after just one season at MSU.