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Draymond Green Donates $3.1M To Michigan State

Sep 11, 2015 2:29 AM

Draymond Green has donated $3.1 million to Michigan State athletics in support of the men's basketball program.

Green recently signed a five-year, $82 million contract with the Golden State Warriors.

“I was pretty heavy when I got here and not expected to be a pro or doing what I'm doing today,” Green said at a Breslin Center news conference with Izzo, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and MSU athletic director Mark Hollis, with the current MSU basketball team and many others on hand. “So can I come in here and take credit for that, or do I give the credit where it's rightfully due, which is this university? And if so, how do I show my thanks? That was just a small way of me saying thank you.

“I can say thank you all I want and I can talk to coach Izzo every day. But how do I do something to say thank you but to also help these guys over here have the opportunity that I have? One thing coach Izzo used to always tell me is ‘I'm living my dream. All I want to do is see you live yours.’ As a freshman, it's hard to believe that. The way he's on you, you don't understand it, it's hard to believe it. Once you realize, ‘This guy wants me to be successful more than I want to be successful,’ it develops that love and makes you want to come back and give back to these guys like others have done for me.”

Joe Rexrode/Detroit Free Press

Tags: Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA, NBA

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Caleb Swanigan Commits To Michigan State

Apr 10, 2015 7:20 PM

Caleb Swanigan has committed to Michigan State.

Swanigan is the No. 11 rated recruit for the incoming class of 2015.

Swanigan also considered Duke, Cal and Kentucky. Swanigan only took official visits to Cal and Duke.

Evan Daniels/Rivals.com

Tags: Caleb Swanigan, Michigan State Spartans, High School, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Kentucky, Duke 5-Point Favorites In Final Four

Mar 30, 2015 12:01 PM

Kentucky and Duke are each five-point favorites in their Final Four games against Wisconsin and Michigan State respectively.

Kentucky narrowly defeated Notre Dame to advance out of the Midwest Region and keep their undefeated season alive.

Wisconsin and Duke are also No. 1 seeds, while Michigan State is a No. 7 seed.

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Tags: Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NCAA B-Ball IQ

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Current NBA, International Alumni From Sweet 16 Schools

Mar 25, 2015 3:26 PM

The 2015 Sweet 16 includes several of the best programs in college basketball that routinely send excellent talent to the NBA and to professional leagues abroad.

The following tallies show the number of players from each school in the NBA and the total number of professional players internationally in the 80+ leagues RealGM covers with full statistical information. The links beside each school list the players and their current season stats.

Kentucky (18 in NBA / 33 in Pros)
Notre Dame (1 in NBA / 12 in Pros)
West Virginia (0 in NBA / 15 in Pros)
Wichita State (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)

Wisconsin (3 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
Arizona (12 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
North Carolina (17 in NBA / 32 in Pros)
Xavier (1 in NBA / 17 in Pros

Duke (18 in NBA / 28 in Pros)
Gonzaga (3 in NBA / 19 in Pros)
Utah (2 in NBA / 14 in Pros)
UCLA (14 in NBA / 34 in Pros)

Oklahoma (1 in NBA / 19 in Pros
Louisville (2 in NBA / 25 in Pros)
Michigan State (6 in NBA / 18 in Pros)
NC State (3 in NBA / 22 in Pros)

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Frank Kaminsky, D'Angelo Russell Headline 2015 Big Ten Awards

Mar 9, 2015 8:05 PM

Frank Kaminsky has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year (Coaches, Media).

Joining Kaminski on the All-Big Ten First Team are Yogi Ferrell, D'Angelo Russell, Dez Wells and Aaron White.

Russell also was named Freshman of the Year, while Rapheal Davis received Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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Tags: Frank Kaminsky, D'Angelo Russell, Michigan Wolverines, Illinois Fighting Illini, Maryland Terrapins, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Indiana Hoosiers, Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan State Spartans, Minnesota Gophers, Northwestern Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State Nittany Lions, Purdue Boilermakers, Wisconsin Badgers, Big Ten Conference, NCAA, NCAA Award

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