Branden Dawson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Branden Dawson to return to Michigan State for senior season

    College Basketball Talk "Branden Dawson will return to Michigan State for his senior year, the school announced on Tuesday evening. The Spartans will graduate point guard Keith Appling and center Adreian Payne this spring, and on Monday, sophomore guard Gary Harris declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. Having Dawson back..." April 15

  • How a broken hand helped Michigan State's Branden Dawson become his best

    Michigan Live "Branden Dawson will tell you the truth of the matter now -- he thought long and hard about transferring after his freshman season at Michigan State. "We need more out of you," coach Tom Izzo continued to say. Unable to be who Izzo knew he could be and struggling with the aftermath of a torn..." March 29

  • Branden Dawson will return for Michigan State's game vs. Illinois

    Michigan Live "Michigan State junior forward Branden Dawson will play Saturday versus Illinois, according to Tom Izzo. Dawson has been sidelined with a broken hand since Jan. 23 and has missed nine straight games. No. 18 Michigan State (22-6, 11-4) has gone 4-5 with Dawson on the bench. "(Dawson) is going..." February 28

  • Branden Dawson ruled out for Michigan State's showdown vs. Michigan

    Detroit Free Press "Branden Dawson’s return to the Michigan State lineup likely won’t be happening until at least another week. MSU coach Tom Izzo ruled out the junior forward for the No. 13-ranked Spartans’ game against rival and No. 20 Michigan on Sunday in Ann Arbor. It will be the ninth straight game missed by..." February 22

  • Michigan State's Branden Dawson breaks bone in hand, out 4-to-5 weeks

    Michigan Live "Michigan State's basketball team received some difficult news Thursday afternoon when it was announced that Branden Dawson broke a bone in his right hand and will be out 4-to-5 weeks. Dawson, who met with the media briefly Thursday, said it happened this morning when he "slammed" his hand on a..." January 24

  • Michigan State's Branden Dawson sidelined by broken hand

    CBSSports.com "Michigan State wing Branden Dawson has a broken bone in his right hand and will miss the next four or five weeks of games, the school announced Thursday afternoon. Dawson told reporters that he suffered the injury when he got frustrated and slammed his hand against a table Thursday morning,..." January 23

  • Branden Dawson flashes hopeful sign in Spartans' win

    Detroit News "Adreian Payne’s foot was in a walking boot. Keith Appling looked like a guy who could’ve used a full body cast. And Tom Izzo appeared to be a coach in need of a straitjacket. Nights like these can be a pain, all right, a whistle-stop tour de force for ugly Big Ten basketball, with more personal..." January 22

  • Michigan State's Alex Gauna bids for increased minutes

    Detroit News "The most notable moments in Alex Gauna’s Michigan State career haven’t always been positive. In fact, when coach Tom Izzo talks about the junior forward, it’s normally about the things Gauna needs to improve on — namely, defense and rebounding — in order to be a regular on the..." January 17

  • Michigan State's Branden Dawson feeling better; Adreian Payne still questionable

    Detroit News "Adreian Payne didn’t have the boot on his right foot during practice Thursday, but that doesn’t mean his status has changed since missing his second straight game Wednesday. The senior forward has been dealing with issues in his foot for most of the season, starting with plantar fasciitis and..." January 17

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