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55 Days to B1G Basketball: Draymond Green Approves of Weight Room Named After Him

The former Spartan visit the new strength and conditioning center he helped fund.

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Before current NBA star Draymond Green was playing for the Golden State Warriors, he was a forward for Tom Izzo and Michigan State.

The former Spartans star has given back plenty to his alma mater, including a $3.1 million donation to Michigan State back in 2015. Of that $3.1 million, $1 million went towards a new strength and conditioning center for the Spartans.

Now Draymond Green has finally checked out the strength and conditioning center named after him. Besides being an impressive weight room, the center also includes plenty of references to Green and his success at both the collegiate and professional level.

It seems like Green approves:

Also reported yesterday, apparently Green inadvertently committed a recruiting violation for the Spartans two years ago.

Back in 2015 Green talked to recruit Miles Bridges via FaceTime after the Warriors eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs. As Bridges was still a recruit and Green is considered an athletic representative of Michigan State, Green isn’t technically allowed to initiate contact with a recruit.

Bridges posted a screenshot of the conversation on Twitter, leading to stories of the post and leading the NCAA to discover the minor recruiting violation.

Michigan State’s basketball program reportedly hasn’t had any other violations since June of 2016, though the football program had 11 self-reported secondary violations.