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James Young selects Kentucky over Michigan State

The highest-rated senior in the state of Michigan made his decision today and chose Kentucky as expected. Michigan State followed Young closely throughout the year and Coach Izzo and staff suffered a rare recruiting miss in pursuing the five-star SG

MSU BBall Recruiting Round-Up (9/27/12)

Jabari Parker has to reschedule his visit to Michigan State but The Only Colors is ready to tell you why that might be a good thing. We also have updates on Tyus Jones, Keita Bates-Diop, Hyron Edwards, and other MSU basketball recruits.

MSU gearing up to recruit Jonathan Williams?

Jonathan Williams, the 4-star Memphis PF, has not been in the forefront of the MSU recruiting picture for 2013 but Brian Snow of Scout told Sam Webb that Williams is headed to MSU on the 28th of September for an official visit. A local Chattanooga outlet also mentions increased MSU interest.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-Up (9/11/12)

The newly started Recruiting Period has brought lots of news for MSU recruits like Tyus Jones, Jalen Coleman, James Young, and now Trey Lyles. The Only Colors catches up on the offers and visits as we get into the Fall recruiting cycle.

JaQuan Lyle Sets Up MSU Visit and Others

JaQuan Lyle is a consensus five-star 2014 PG/SG from Evansville, Indiana. He has attention from Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, Georgetown, OSU, and our own Michigan State Spartans. Lyle has recently set up multiple fall visits. He'll be at Michigan State on Sept. 15 for the MSU-ND game, Kentucky's Big Blue Madness on Oct. 12th, and IU's Hoosier Hysteria on the 20th of that month. He can't take officials until Jan. 1 but this could be a sign that Lyle is interested in aggressively advancing his recruitment as he's scheduling like a senior.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-Up (Labor Day 2012 Edition)

The summer is over and The Only Colors looks towards the fall as Michigan State sets up official visits for its 2013 basketball recruiting targets and advances on securing its 2014 class and beyond.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-up (July 2012 G&W Kool-Aid Edition)

The second weekend of July evaluation sent MSU coaching staff out pursuing a monster set of classes for 2013 and 2014. MSU is working hard to land elite recruits like Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, and James Young with other targets out with injuries.

Cliff Alexander Picks Up an Offer From Kentucky

I was going to drop this into the Recruiting Round-up but decided that I wanted the opportunity to say that it's likely MSU will continue to be No. 1 for Cliff. In their last two head-to-heads, Izzo leads Calipari 2-0. Even if UK snags James Young, MSU has and will continue to recruit successfully against the Wildcats. No panicking!

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-up (7/17/12)

The summer evaluation period has kicked off for basketball recruiting but two of Michigan State's top targets, Jabari Parker and Cliff Alexander, are sidelined with injuries. There's still plenty to talk about with updates about other MSU targets.

Denzel Valentine And Gary Harris Talk Moneyball And MSU Hoops

It's time for the guards and The Only Colors talks to incoming freshmen Denzel Valentine and Gary Harris about what it's like to hoop at Moneyball, expectations for their freshman seasons, and playing hard for Coach Izzo.

Talking with MSU Freshmen Forwards Kenny Kaminski And Matt Costello

The Only Colors catches a few minutes with Matt Costello and Kenny Kaminski as they talk about their summer and preparation for their freshman seasons at Michigan State.

MSU Basketball Players Open 2012 Moneyball Pro-Am

Competition has started at the Moneyball Pro-Am in Lansing. Fans of MSU hoops can watch freshman like Gary Harris and Matt Costello in action along with their upperclassman teammates. The Only Colors offers a recap of the first weekend.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-Up (7/3/12)

The Only Colors is getting ready for the July evaluation period when Tom Izzo and staff will be out watching some of the best players in the country like Jabari Parker, James Young, Tyus Jones, Cliff Alexander, and Jahlil Okafor.

WR/SG Drake Harris Commits to Michigan State!

The breaking news is that Drake Harris has selected Michigan State over his other final options of Michigan and Notre Dame. Pete will have a full "Welcome" post up later tonight and I'll have some basketball related thoughts in a Recruiting Roundup early next week. This is a big addition for both MSU football and basketball. Welcome to MSU, Drake Harris!

GR Two-Sport Star Drake Harris to Announce a College Decision Wednesday

Nearly a year after many thought Drake Harris would be an early commit to Michigan State, Drake plans to announce his decision on Wednesday. This comes from multiple sources including Drake and his father. The tea leaves appear to suggest MSU as the choice but Drake has been in close contact with UM and recently received a football offer from Brady Hoke. Harris attended the 2012 Izzo Shootout last weekend.

Here's a nice video interview with Pangos MOP Cliff Alexander after his big-time showing at the...

Here's a nice video interview with Pangos MOP Cliff Alexander after his big-time showing at the California camp. You can watch him cite MSU as his leader from his own lips. It's early but MSU is in GREAT shape with this big forward from Chicago. You can read more about his recent standout performance and love for MSU here .

Michigan State Continues to Watch Chicago Guard Sterling Brown

It's time to add Sterling Brown to the 2013 MSU Basketball Hotlist. Though a darkhorse for an offer, Brown could be a rising senior in the right place at the right time with attention from Michigan State and Coach Izzo.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-Up (James Young Emoticon Edition)

It's the end of a very active spring evaluation period and Michigan State coaches and their targets were out in force at AAU events. James Young raised his stock even further and other recruits like Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor maintained their status as Top 5 players. The Only Colors catches up on what went down.

2014 MSU Basketball Recruiting Hotlist

Just in time for April AAU, The Only Colors accounts for the players on the MSU target list for the 2014 class. It's a smaller roster than usual laser-focused on elite talents including Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Cliff Alexander, and Drake Harris.

Revisiting the 2011 MSU Basketball Recruiting Hotlist

At the year's close, The Only Colors revisits the 2011 Basketball Recruiting Hotlist to look at the players who didn't select MSU for last season. Who was a breakout star? Who hit academic snags? Who watched his team from the bench?

Is Trey Zeigler Coming To MSU?

Intrpdtrvlr from The Only Colors talks about the transfer possibilities of former CMU guard Trey Zeigler and how likely he is to end up a Michigan State Spartan.

Matt Costello is the 2012 Michigan Mr. Basketball!

Michigan State is adding yet another home-state Mr. Basketball next season as Bay City Western's Matt Costello receives the 2012 award just ahead of runner-up and future teammate Denzel Valentine of Lansing Sexton.

Michigan State vs. Long Island-Brooklyn Game Thread


Why Draymond Green is My Favorite Spartan

Josh from The Only Colors shares some very personal reflections on what the Spartan career of Draymond Green has meant to him in honor of Senior Day.

MSU Basketball Recruiting Round-up (2/17/12)

TOC shows some post-Valentine's Day love to MSU's current commits and targets. We have quick takes on Jabari Parker, Cliff Alexander, Karl Towns Jr., and others.

Michigan State - Wisconsin Preview: Q&A with Bucky's 5th Quarter

Phil of Bucky's 5th Quarter talks to our own Pete Rossman about tonight's rematch between Michigan State and Wisconsin. The game is at 7:00PM or 7:00.20PM, we're not sure.


St8izgr8 over at LifeInLansing caught the Troy/Clarkston game everyone is talking about. St8 is not a hype man nor prone to hyperbolic praise so I take his review and numbers seriously. 2013 WG James Young played huge against major Class A competition getting 49 and 20 with Dane Fife in the house. Rankings are only guides - it's performances like these in front of MSU coaches that gets a player an offer.

Jabari Parker to Make an October Decision w/o 5 officials?

Roy Schmidt over at Illinois Prep Bulls-eye is a reputable source and he had this tweet yesterday: "Learned two things yesterday regarding Jabari Parker's recruitment: 1) expect an October decision 2) he may not take all 5 official visits." If Roy is correct on this, that's major news. The earlier talk from Jabari's family has been that they would maximize the recruiting experience with five officials plus in-homes. Hard to say what this means for Duke, MSU, and the rest but I still like Tom Izzo's chances.

The Wheels on the Bus Take Purdue Down and Down - MSU 83, Purdue 58

Smart shooting, good defense, and bad bus ride from West Lafayette help MSU smash Purdue 83-58.

Game Thread - The Michigan State Spartans vs. The Purdue Boilermakers

It's game time as Purdue skips the hotel to take on Michigan State!

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