2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans

2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Kyle Ahrens Fr SG 6-5 205 Mar 6, 1996 Versailles (OH) United States Versailles High School
2 Javon Bess So F 6-5 205 Apr 1, 1996 Columbus (OH) United States Lincoln High School
15 Marvin Clark Jr. So F 6-7 225 Nov 3, 1994 Kansas City (MO) United States Sunrise Christian Academy
10 Matt Costello Sr C 6-9 245 Aug 5, 1993 Linwood (MI) United States Bay City Western High School
23 Deyonta Davis Fr PF 6-11 237 Dec 2, 1996 Muskegon (MI) United States Muskegon High School
3 Alvin Ellis III Jr G 6-4 205 Apr 9, 1995 Matteson (IL) United States De La Salle Institute
5 Bryn Forbes Sr G 6-3 190 Jul 23, 1993 Lansing (MI) United States JW Sexton High School
13 Connor George Fr G 6-3 185 Feb 18, 1997 Okemos (MI) United States Okemos High School
25 Kenny Goins Fr F 6-6 215 Sep 11, 1996 Troy (MI) United States Warren Mott High School
14 Eron Harris Jr SG 6-3 175 Nov 26, 1993 Indianapolis (IN) United States Lawrence North High School
20 Matt McQuaid Fr SG 6-5 175 Sep 28, 1996 Duncanville (TX) United States Duncanville High School
11 Tum Tum Nairn, Jr. So G 5-10 170 Oct 8, 1994 Bel Aire (KS) United States Sunrise Christian Academy
51 Greg Roy So G 6-4 195 Jul 12, 1996 Lansing (MI) United States North Crowley High School
34 Gavin Schilling Jr SF 6-9 240 Nov 10, 1995 Munich Germany / United States Findlay College Prep
45 Denzel Valentine Sr F 6-6 212 Nov 16, 1993 Lansing (MI) United States JW Sexton High School
30 Matt Van Dyk Jr F 6-5 205 - Imlay City (MI) United States Imlay City High School
41 Colby Wollenman Sr F 6-7 235 May 29, 1993 Big Horn (WY) United States Big Horn High School

Recent Michigan State Spartans History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2015-2016 29-6 (13-5) 2nd (Big Ten) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2014-2015 27-12 (12-6) 3rd (Big Ten) Runner Up NCAA 4th Rnd
2013-2014 29-9 (12-6) 2nd (Big Ten) Champion NCAA 4th Rnd
2012-2013 27-9 (13-5) 2nd (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2011-2012 29-8 (13-5) 1st (Big Ten) Champion NCAA 3rd Rnd
2010-2011 19-15 (9-9) 4th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 28-9 (14-4) 1st (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 5th Rnd
2008-2009 31-7 (15-3) 1st (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA Runner Up
2007-2008 27-9 (12-6) 4th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2006-2007 23-12 (8-8) 7th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2005-2006 22-12 (8-8) 6th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 26-7 (13-3) 2nd (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 5th Rnd
2003-2004 18-12 (12-4) 2nd (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 23-12 (10-6) 3rd (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 4th Rnd

2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Denzel Valentine Lute Olson Award
Denzel Valentine Julius Erving (Best SF) Award
Denzel Valentine Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Denzel Valentine Consensus All-American First Team
Denzel Valentine NABC Player of the Year
Denzel Valentine NABC All-American First Team
Denzel Valentine NABC All-District (7) First Team
Matt Costello NABC All-District (7) Second Team
Denzel Valentine AP Player of the Year
Denzel Valentine AP All-American First Team
Denzel Valentine USBWA All-American First Team
Denzel Valentine Sporting News All-American First Team
Denzel Valentine Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches)
Denzel Valentine Big Ten Player of the Year (Media)
Denzel Valentine All-Big Ten First Team (Coaches)
Bryn Forbes All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches)
Matt Costello All-Big Ten Third Team (Coaches)
Denzel Valentine All-Big Ten First Team (Media)
Matt Costello All-Big Ten Second Team (Media)
Bryn Forbes All-Big Ten Second Team (Media)
Denzel Valentine Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Denzel Valentine Big Ten All-Tournament Team
Denzel Valentine The Wooden Legacy MVP
Bryn Forbes The Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team
Denzel Valentine The Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team

2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Forbes E. Harris D. Valentine D. Davis M. Costello
Rotation T. Nairn, Jr. M. McQuaid G. Schilling    
Rotation     M. Clark Jr.    
Lim PT   A. Ellis III C. Wollenman    
Lim PT   J. Bess K. Goins    
Lim PT   K. Ahrens M. Van Dyk    
Lim PT   G. Roy      

2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Denzel Valentine 31 33.0 19.2 7.5 7.8 1.0 0.2 2.7
Bryn Forbes 35 28.0 14.4 2.1 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.9
Matt Costello 35 22.9 10.7 8.2 1.3 0.7 1.2 1.1
Eron Harris 35 20.9 9.3 2.6 2.1 0.3 0.1 1.5
Deyonta Davis 35 18.6 7.5 5.5 0.7 0.3 1.8 0.9
Marvin Clark Jr. 30 9.7 3.9 2.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.6
Gavin Schilling 24 12.5 3.8 3.1 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.9
Matt McQuaid 35 15.8 3.5 0.8 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.8
Javon Bess 32 11.0 2.9 2.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.4
Tum Tum Nairn, Jr. 28 18.7 2.8 1.1 3.3 0.3 0.0 0.9
Alvin Ellis III 33 7.6 2.6 1.5 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.4
Kenny Goins 26 10.2 2.0 2.9 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.6
Colby Wollenman 31 6.0 1.2 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.5
Kyle Ahrens 26 3.3 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3
Matt Van Dyk 21 2.3 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Greg Roy 3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

2015-2016 Michigan State Spartans Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tom Izzo Head Coach 1995-1996 Assistant Coach (Michigan State, 1983 to 1995)
Dwayne Stephens Associate Head Coach 2012-2013 Assistant Coach (Michigan State, 2003 to 2012)
Mike Garland Assistant Coach 1996-1997 N/A
Dane Fife Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Mark Hollis Athletic Director 2008-2009 N/A
Dave Thomas Director of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 N/A
Drew Denisco Video Coordinator 2015-2016 N/A
Dr. Jeff Kovan Director of Sports Medicine 2015-2016 N/A
Quinton Snyder Head Athletic Trainer 2011-2012 N/A
Dr. Sally Nogle Head Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Quinton Sawyer Athletic Trainer 2011-2012 N/A