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Michigan State Beats Michigan To Win 2014 Big Ten Tourney

Michigan State defeated Michigan 69-55 to win the 2014 Big Ten Conference Tournament.

Branden Dawson was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Nik Stauskas, Gary Harris, Adreian Payne and LaQuinton Ross.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Nik Stauskas Headlines Big Ten Awards

Nik Stauskas has been named Big Ten Player of the Year by both the coaches and media for the 13-14 season.

Stauskas was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by Gary Harris, Frank Kaminsky, Roy Devyn Marble and Terran Petteway.

On the All-Big Ten Second Team are Sam Dekker, Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill and Adreian Payne.

On the All-Big Ten Third Team are Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, LaQuinton Ross, Noah Vonleh and Aaron White.

Vonleh was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while Craft won Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Via RealGM Staff Report

LeBron Gets Locker At Ohio State Practice Facility

LeBron James was given a locker at Ohio State’s new practice facility.

James agreed to outfit the team with his Nike line of apparel in 2007.

“We always want to pay our respects to him for what he did for us in '07 in terms of we were the first LeBron school,” Thad Matta said. “And obviously we get tremendous product from him, and I know he's very proud of what he does for us.”

Matta admitted to the recruiting benefits of being associated with James.

“There's no question about it,” Matta said. “I've always said if I could have coached him I would have been a lot better coach early on. He's very proud of what we've done and just in terms of his name and being from Ohio and the fact we wear his gear, that's important for us.”

Via Doug Lesmerises/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Elbert Robinson To Visit Georgia Tech, Nebraska

Elbert Robinson will visit Georgia Tech this weekend and Nebraska next weekend.

Robinson is a four-star, 7-foot-1, 330-pound center from Texas.

Florida, Kansas State, Baylor and Texas have offered Robinson a scholarship.

Via Brian Rosenthal/Lincoln Journal Star

Michigan Set To Host James Blackmon Jr.

Michigan will host James Blackmon Jr. for an official visit on Saturday.

Blackmon’s visit will most likely result in an offer from John Beilein.

A top-40 prospect in 2014, Blackmon also has unofficial visits to both Kentucky and Louisville planned for this week.

Via Nick Baumgardner/Michigan Live

Cliff Alexander Reportedly Favoring Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas

Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas are considered to be the frontrunners in Cliff Alexander’s recruitment.

Alexander's girlfriend will be a freshman on the Kansas women's basketball team this season.

"They say he's going to Kansas because the girl he dates goes to Kansas," Alexander’s high school coach, Mike Oliver said. "People are always spouting rumors."

Oliver added that Alexander talks about Michigan State and Tom Izzo "all the time."

Via Ben Roberts/Lexington Herald-Leader

Izzo Preparing For Gary Harris' Departure To NBA

Tom Izzo is preparing to replace Gary Harris if he declares for the NBA draft after this season.

Izzo has expressed interest in James Blackmon Jr., one of the top shooting guards in the 2014 recruiting class.

"(Coach Tom Izzo) just said that Gary Harris probably will be leaving so I'll have to come in and probably fill that spot right off and I'll get a chance to showcase my skills," Blackmon said in a recent interview.

Izzo expressed his belief last month that Harris would ultimately become a top 10 draft pick.

Via Adam Zagoria/ZagsBlog (via Diamond Leung/Michigan Live)

Source: Trevon Bluiett Set To Visit UCLA, To Make Stop Next Stop At Purdue

Trevon Bluiett will take a visit to UCLA this weekend, and has plans to visit Purdue next weekend, according to a source.

Bluiett averaged 27.8 points and nine rebounds last season as a junior at Park Tudor HS in Indianapolis.

A 6-foot-6 guard, Bluiett is ranked No. 46 in the 2014 class by Rivals.

Via Kyle Neddenriep/Indianapolis Star

Michigan State Targeting PG Recruits Tyler Ulis, Quentin Snider

Michigan State is targeting two top point guards in the 2014 class: Tyler Ulis and Quentin Snider.

Ulis is deciding between the Spartans, Kentucky and Iowa.

Tom Izzo offered a scholarship to Snider on Sunday, according to Snider’s father, Scott.

"(The Spartans) have been on Tyler pretty hard, so if Tyler goes to UK, they'll need a point guard (at Michigan State)," Scott said, adding that his son would likely take an official visit to Michigan State.

Via Diamond Leung/Michigan Live

Indiana Offers Scholarship To Kris Wilkes

Indiana offered a scholarship to Kris Wilkes, a 6-foot-6 freshman at North Central HS in Indianapolis.

Wilkes plays for the same AAU program as Zach Gunn and Paul Scruggs, who were both offered by Indiana this summer.

Via Kyle Neddenriep/Indianapolis Star

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Isaiah Whitehead Set To Visit Indiana

Isaiah Whitehead is one of the top shooting guards in the 2014 class.

Ohio State Gets Pledge From Mickey Mitchell

Mickey Mitchell is a consensus top-35 prospect in the class of 2015.

J.P. Macura Considering Minnesota, Creighton, Xavier, Purdue, Iowa State

J.P. Macura will take official visits to Xavier and Iowa State next month.

Josh Perkins Trims List To UCLA, Minnesota, Gonzaga

Josh Perkins is a top-30 prospect in the 2014 class.

Goodluck Okonoboh Narrows List To Duke, Indiana, Ohio State, Florida

Goodluck Okonoboh often draws comparisons to Nerlens Noel.

Calbert Cheaney Accepts Assistant Coaching Position With St. Louis

Calbert Cheaney spent two years at Indiana under Tom Crean.

Rashad Vaughn Attending Prep School To Fast Track Path To NBA

Rashad Vaughn is the top rated shooting guard in the class of 2014.

Gary Harris '100 Percent' Healthy After Electing Against Surgery On Both Shoulders

Gary Harris dealt with shoulder injuries while capturing Big Ten freshman of the year honors last season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. Signs With Agent Mark Bartelstein

Mark Bartelstein currently represents 37 NBA players.
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