Michigan St Rumors & News

  • Izzo: Deyonta Davis' draft slide 'a cautionary tale' for freshmen

    The Score "Deyonta Davis found out the hard way that there's nothing wrong with staying in school. The former Michigan State forward was thought to possess enough talent to sneak comfortably into the first round of the NBA draft, despite spending just one underwhelming season in East Lansing. That turned..." June 24

  • Tom Izzo On If Former Michigan State Star Draymond Green Is A “Dirty” Player

    College Spun "Draymond Green, with his NBA Finals suspension and groin-hitting tactics, has become the storyline of the NBA Playoffs. Golden State fans love him and the rest of the league seems to be starting to dislike him. Outside of his family, no one knows the Warriors’ star forward better than Tom..." June 14

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Michigan State transfer Bess spurns Akron for Saint Louis

    Michigan Live "Javon Bess may have finally found his new home. The Michigan State transfer has committed to St. Louis, according to a Thursday report from CBS Sports. After playing two seasons with the Spartans, Bess will now sit out one season and have two years of eligibility remaining for the Atlantic..." June 02

  • Ben Carter officially joins MSU basketball team

    Detroit News "Ben Carter is officially a member of the Michigan State basketball team. The graduate transfer from UNLV announced early in May that he intended to play his final season of eligibility at Michigan State and the school confirmed on Tuesday the 6-foot-9 forward will join the program for the..." June 01

  • Deyonta Davis plays like an NBA rim protector. Now he has to talk to like one

    SB Nation "A hoard of reporters leaned in with their microphones as Deyonta Davis slouched into his seat at the NBA Draft Combine. Questions were asked and Davis answered with a faint voice. Three minutes into the interview one reporter said, "It's like you need a microphone in front of you for us to hear..." May 27

  • Snoop Dogg: 'I wish I could've played for Coach Izzo'

    Michigan Live "Rapper Snoop Dogg is a diehard USC fan but has no hate in his heart for Michigan State University. "I love the S on the Spartans uniform because it represents Snoop Dogg," he laughed. Uplifting the Flint community during the water crisis was his main concern at Saturday's "Hoop 4 Water"..." May 23

  • Prosecution hints of 2nd victim in Mateen Cleaves sexual assault case

    Detroit Free Press "The prosecution dropped a bombshell during a hearing in the sexual assault case against former basketball star Mateen Cleaves today: There may be another person willing to come forward. Genesee County Special Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey said during a court hearing that her office received..." May 17

  • Michigan State transfer Javon Bess reportedly commits to Akron

    Michigan Live "Javon Bess is heading back to his home state. The former Michigan State guard has committed to play for Akron, according to a Sunday report from CBS. He chose Akron over his other finalist, St. Louis, according to previous reports. Per NCAA transfer rules, Bess will now have to sit out one..." May 15

  • Ben Carter to visit Michigan State Spartans

    The Only Colors "The college basketball transfer market is once again turning the offseason into free agency thanks to the graduate transfer rule. We're once again seeing solid players like UNLV's Ben Carter able to transfer from programs in disarray and look to end their collegiate careers in a better..." April 24

  • Spartans' Marvin Clark Jr. transfers to St. John's

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced this morning. Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month. “We are glad Marvin has..." April 20

  • Deyonta Davis to leave Michigan State, enter draft after one season

    ESPN "The 6-foot-10 Davis, who averaged 7.5 points and 5.5 rebounds this past season and set a freshman school record with 64 blocks, will sign with an agent. According to several NBA executives, Davis has a chance to be selected in the lottery during the NBA draft on June 23. Tom Izzo's previous..." April 12

  • Tom Izzo makes Basketball Hall of Fame

    Detroit News "The official announcement comes on Monday morning, but it appears Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will be part of this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. According to posts on Twitter from Tim Brando and John Feinstein, Izzo made the cut. Izzo is among 14 finalists and the..." April 04

  • MSU's Denzel Valentine named NABC Player of the Year

    Lansing State Journal "Add another major award for Denzel Valentine. The Michigan State senior from Lansing was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Player of the Year on Tuesday morning. Valentine already has been named the nation's best player by Basketball Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and..." March 29

  • Tom Izzo calls Marvin Clark, Javon Bess transfers an 'amicable divorce'

    Michigan Live "The pair of transfers Michigan State announced on Monday night amount to an "amicable divorce", according to Tom Izzo. Forwards Marvin Clark and Javon Bess will both transfer from Michigan State at the end of the semester, the school announced on Monday night. Speaking Tuesday morning on..." March 29

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. to undergo foot surgery

    The Score "Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. will undergo surgery to repair a foot injury he's dealt with throughout the season, head coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday. Nairn missed seven games earlier in the campaign with plantar fasciitis, and returned for the Spartans' stretch run. " March 22

  • 2016 Naismith Trophy: Full List of Finalists Announced

    Bleacher Report "The four finalists for the 2016 Naismith Trophy, given to the top player in men's college basketball, were announced Sunday, courtesy of NCAA.com's Brian Mull. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, Kentucky's Tyler Ulis and Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon were selected out of a..." March 20

  • Middle Tennessee posts stunning Michigan State 81

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS - They blew up social media and busted brackets over two hours on Friday. And then Middle Tennessee acted like pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history was no big deal. But the Blue Raiders were a big deal, leading wire-to-wire and stunning Michigan..." March 18

  • Former Michigan State Standout Mateen Cleaves Charged With Sexual Assault

    The Big Lead "Mateen Cleaves, a former Michigan State standout and NBA player, has been charged with a number of crimes tied to an alleged sexual assault. Officials claim Cleaves sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman he met at a charity golf event in 2015. The 39-year-old former three-time All-American took..." March 16

  • Michigan State tops Purdue for Big Ten title

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As a child, Denzel Valentine fantasized about making game-winning plays and shots when he played basketball in his driveway. The Big Ten Player of the Year hit the game's most important shot again Sunday. Valentine had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and No. 2..." March 13

  • Michigan State does it with defense

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- There is a primary reason why second-ranked Michigan State will enter the NCAA tournament as one of a handful of teams that have championship components. The No. 2 seed Spartans struggled all afternoon offensively but limited No. 18 and third-seeded Maryland to one field goal..." March 12

  • No. 2 Michigan State runs over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, No. 2 Michigan State is playing like an angry basketball team. That anger was on full display Friday night in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Valentine had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and..." March 11

  • Emotional win for Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- One by one, Michigan State's seniors kissed the center court logo at Breslin Center during the closing seconds of their last home game. Denzel Valentine finally got his turn, then embraced head coach Tom Izzo after another special performance. Valentine..." March 05

  • Forbes' 11 3-pointers pace Michigan State's win

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes his No. 2 Spartans do not have to rely on the 3-point shot to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. But until then, Izzo can enjoy the long-distance shooting performance of senior guard Bryn Forbes, who established a Big Ten..." March 02

  • No. 6 Michigan State routs Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo just wants his team to stay the course. Patrick Chambers just wants his team to get some respect. The two coaches had very different agendas after another dominant outing by No. 6 Michigan State. Izzo's club remained white hot by cruising to its fourth..." February 28

  • Forbes leads No. 6 Spartans over Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tom Izzo would never complain about a late-season Big Ten win on the road, but the Michigan State coach was not pleased with what he saw Tuesday night in Value City Arena. The sixth-ranked Spartans didn't execute to Izzo's satisfaction and he was disappointed with the..." February 24

  • Valentine guides No. 8 Spartans past Badgers

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Denzel Valentine's bid for National Player of the Year got a boost against the team that last season's honoree. Michigan State's senior point guard enjoyed another dominant game with 24 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 8 Michigan State halted Wisconsin's..." February 19

  • MSU's Kenny Goins likely out 2-4 weeks, Izzo says

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State redshirt freshman forward Kenny Goins is expected to return this season after injuring his left knee in Sunday’s win over Indiana, Tom Izzo said Monday. "Found out this morning he’s got a damaged MCL and a little bit of meniscus,” Izzo said of Goins on “The Drive with Jack..." February 16

  • Valentine scores 30 as Michigan State routs Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- There was a lot less suspense to this Valentine's Day performance. Denzel Valentine still found it even more satisfying. Michigan State's star player had a huge game on his namesake holiday, racking up 30 points and a career-high 13 assists as the No. 8 Spartans pulled..." February 14

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. could miss at least another month

    Detroit News "Tom Izzo has given up trying to speculate when Michigan State might get guard Tum Tum Nairn back in the lineup. But one thing is certain, at least as far as the Spartans’ coach is concerned – they’d be a lot better off with the sophomore in the lineup. “We miss that kid,” Izzo said on..." February 09

  • MSU’s Nairn feels better but not well enough to play

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo got a shot to take care of his plantar fasciitis last year, but that didn’t work so well for his sophomore point guard, Tum Tum Nairn. Nairn got a second shot Saturday, the day after Izzo decided to shut him down indefinitely and the day before No. 11..." January 19

  • Michigan State's Tum Tum Nairn Jr. out indefinitely with foot injury

    The Score "Michigan State guard Tum Tum Nairn Jr. has been ruled out indefinitely, after missing Sunday's contest against Wisconsin. Nairn Jr. is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, the team announced. He was seen in a walking boot prior to tipoff. Head coach Tom Izzo said before the game..." January 18