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Post by LooseGoose on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:47 pm

Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari  3m3 minutes ago
Michigan State basketball part of 16 teams in 2017 Phil Knight Invitational

Michigan State basketball part of 2017 Phil Knight Invitational

The 16-team event will be held Thanksgiving weekend — from Nov. 23-26, 2017 — in Portland, Ore.

The Phil Knight Invitation is finally a reality.

Four years after Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis became a driving force to create an 80th birthday celebration for the co-founder of Nike, many of the details for the 16-team basketball extravaganza were released Wednesday.

The event will be held Thanksgiving weekend — from Nov. 23-26, 2017 — in Portland, Ore. Games will be played at Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the tournament is being staged by ESPN Events.

It is being billed as one of the top tournaments in college hoops history, with the Spartans joining a host of other high-profile Nike schools in the two eight-team brackets. The others are Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.


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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 pm


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Post by The_Dude on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:54 pm

LooseGoose wrote:Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 3m3 minutes ago
Michigan State basketball part of 16 teams in 2017 Phil Knight Invitational

Michigan State basketball part of 2017 Phil Knight Invitational

The 16-team event will be held Thanksgiving weekend — from Nov. 23-26, 2017 — in Portland, Ore.

The Phil Knight Invitation is finally a reality.

Four years after Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis became a driving force to create an 80th birthday celebration for the co-founder of Nike, many of the details for the 16-team basketball extravaganza were released Wednesday.

The event will be held Thanksgiving weekend — from Nov. 23-26, 2017 — in Portland, Ore. Games will be played at Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the tournament is being staged by ESPN Events.

It is being billed as one of the top tournaments in college hoops history, with the Spartans joining a host of other high-profile Nike schools in the two eight-team brackets. The others are Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.

Are the brackets or schedule set?

I assume us and OSU will be in opposite sides. Hopefully we don't get Portland or Portland State.

I know we get Duke in the Legends Classic.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:57 pm

I'm pretty excited.
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Post by NigelUno on Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm

The team will be better.

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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:36 pm


That article is trash. Why is it likely that Ben Carter will never see the floor as a Spartan? Also, zero mention of Elliott, who is far more likely to be on the team than McCoy or Bowen.

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Post by Tim Wakefield on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:18 pm

isportsweb is pretty low quality stuff

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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:20 pm

Compared to what's been on this board for the last 18 hours it's pretty high quality.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:25 pm

Tim Wakefield wrote:isportsweb is pretty low quality stuff

Depends on which guy is writing the stuff. I take greater offense to the fact that the once-proud Freep is outsourcing their click-bait.
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:02 pm


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Post by The_Dude on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 pm


Finally a real journalist
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Post by LooseGoose on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:05 pm

They're all doing them.

Swill writer, Solari.

Breaking down Michigan State basketball roster entering 2017-18

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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:06 am

I think most importantly we need to decide if CMD is allowed to tweet encouragement to the bball team, I think that was the dagger.

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Re: 2017/18 Hoops Thread - Unfinished Business.

Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Xavier Tillman (msu commit for you dummies and runner up in Mr BBall) GR CC vs Isiah Livers (scuM commit and mrBBall commit) is on https://portal.stretchinternet.com/msr/portal.htm?eventId=355780&streamType=audio

Games at Don's fieldhouse and I think winner goes to Brez

Tillman is kicking ass with 9 points, 2 bounds and 3 blocks in the 1q (Livers 2 pts and 0 bounds)
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:19 pm

Rico Beard‏ @RicoBeard 1m1 minute ago
Izzo told me the entire team came to see Xavier Tillman unexpectedly. He didn't know they were coming.
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:26 pm

Floyd Robertson wrote: Rico Beard‏ @RicoBeard 1m1 minute ago
Izzo told me the entire team came to see Xavier Tillman unexpectedly. He didn't know they were coming.

Is Bridges with them???


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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 pm

LooseGoose wrote:

Is Bridges with them???


I'm guessing yes.

Rico Beard‏ @RicoBeard 1h1 hour ago


Tom Izzo & the #MichiganState Hoop Team all showed to watch their future teammate Xavier Tillman & Grand Rapids Christian play K-Zoo Central
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:29 pm

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@RicoBeard Bridges there?

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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:51 pm

LooseGoose wrote:Douglas Adams‏ @Dma469
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Rico Beard‏ @RicoBeard 1h1 hour ago
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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:04 pm

Tillman and GRCC advance by absolutely owning Livers and KCC
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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:05 pm

@RicoBeard 16m16 minutes ago

#MichiganState 2017 4* commit Xavier Tillman led Grand Rapids Christian to the State Semi Finals with 18pts, 13rebs, 8 blocks & 4asts

(scuM commit Livers got 11pts, 8 rebs)
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Post by MattyFresh on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:07 pm

@RicoBeard 2h2 hours ago

Tillman just scored over Isiah Livers then gave Livers a look like "Gimme that trophy." GRC up 25-14 1:14 2nd.

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Post by Herbie Green on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:11 pm

I am going with a 40% chance of Bridges staying. I know it isn't "smart" but I don't think he really wants to go. Sure an actuary can calculate the financial risk but how do you estimate his future happiness (which is what really matters)
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Post by InTenSity on Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:42 pm

Herbie Green wrote:I am going with a 40% chance of Bridges staying. I know it isn't "smart" but I don't think he really wants to go. Sure an actuary can calculate the financial risk but how do you estimate his future happiness (which is what really matters)
A couple million dollars can easily turn into happiness.

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:29 am

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Re: 2017/18 Hoops Thread - Unfinished Business.

Post by LooseGoose on Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:53 pm

Work to do this season.

David Worlock‏ @DavidWorlock 2h2 hours ago
The Tar Heels advance to the Final Four for the sixth time this century, tied for Michigan State for most. UConn, Duke, Kansas and UK w/4.

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Post by tGreenWay on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 pm

LooseGoose wrote:Work to do this season.

David Worlock‏ @DavidWorlock 2h2 hours ago
The Tar Heels advance to the Final Four for the sixth time this century, tied for Michigan State for most. UConn, Duke, Kansas and UK w/4.

I can't abide by this. Let's get to work.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:08 pm

tGreenWay wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Work to do this season.

David Worlock‏ @DavidWorlock 2h2 hours ago
The Tar Heels advance to the Final Four for the sixth time this century, tied for Michigan State for most. UConn, Duke, Kansas and UK w/4.

I can't abide by this. Let's get to work.

We need to hollow out a big library book for Bridges.

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Post by tGreenWay on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 pm

LooseGoose wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

I can't abide by this. Let's get to work.

We need to hollow out a big library book for Bridges.

I like to whittle, so I can take care of that. That means you'll have to handle filling it.

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Post by NigelUno on Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:06 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/847113905717547008

Melo Trimble to the NBA

Again?

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Post by The_Dude on Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:11 pm

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:https://twitter.com/EvanDaniels/status/847113905717547008

Melo Trimble to the NBA

Should have left after his frosh year
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:08 am

Bob might have something to say about Izzo's diet......

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:21 am

It still amazes me that even though everyone knows why the coaching staff is in town, coaches can't talk about recruits.
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Post by The_Dude on Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:41 pm

I'm officially upping my % that Bridges comes back from coin toss to probable that he wears the Green and White next year. Just a little info from some little birdies...Bridges wants that natty. Wink
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Post by CheesySpartan on Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:02 pm

The_Dude wrote:I'm officially upping my % that Bridges comes back from coin toss to probable that he wears the Green and White next year. Just a little info from some little birdies...Bridges wants that natty. Wink


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Post by MattyFresh on Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:13 pm

GRR Spartan wrote:Good read on the players at tne McDonald's game last night

https://theringer.com/we-saw-the-future-of-basketball-and-in-it-everyone-looks-like-a-unicorn-7c705d2aeeff
The best shooter among this group of big men is Michigan State commit Jaren Jackson Jr., the son of former NBA player Jaren Jackson, a 12-year veteran who won a championship with the Spurs in 1999. The older Jackson was a 6-foot-4 shooting specialist; his son is listed at 6-foot-11 and 225 pounds. But the younger Jackson kept a lot of his dad’s game. In 16 games on the Nike EYBL circuit last summer, the highest level of AAU basketball, he shot 28-of-64 (43.8 percent) from behind the arc and 84-of-117 (71.8 percent) from the charity stripe. Almost all of the big men in Chicago wanted to shoot 3s, but Jackson is the only one who’s shown that he can consistently do it in games.




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Post by The_Dude on Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:19 pm

MattyFresh wrote:
GRR Spartan wrote:Good read on the players at tne McDonald's game last night

https://theringer.com/we-saw-the-future-of-basketball-and-in-it-everyone-looks-like-a-unicorn-7c705d2aeeff
The best shooter among this group of big men is Michigan State commit Jaren Jackson Jr., the son of former NBA player Jaren Jackson, a 12-year veteran who won a championship with the Spurs in 1999. The older Jackson was a 6-foot-4 shooting specialist; his son is listed at 6-foot-11 and 225 pounds. But the younger Jackson kept a lot of his dad’s game. In 16 games on the Nike EYBL circuit last summer, the highest level of AAU basketball, he shot 28-of-64 (43.8 percent) from behind the arc and 84-of-117 (71.8 percent) from the charity stripe. Almost all of the big men in Chicago wanted to shoot 3s, but Jackson is the only one who’s shown that he can consistently do it in games.




Literally the perfect compliment to Tilman. We are loaded with Ward plus these guys up front for years to come.
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