It’s been super quiet around Michigan State basketball since releasing its non-conference schedule last week. And with college football about to kickoff in earnest this upcoming weekend, it makes sense for most in East Lansing to shift their collective focus from the hardwood to the gridiron.
That said, we take no days off here at BTPowerhouse, so if it’s basketball-related content you want, than it’s basketball-related content you’ll get...sort of!
New year, new gear. #SpartanDawgs pic.twitter.com/BouOq6wyrr— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) August 28, 2018
So I’ve got a couple of hot takes on the photo above.
First off, judging any “fire” looks from the above Tweet is hard to do, mainly because all of the aforementioned gear is folded neatly on chairs or hidden behind boxes. That said, a big ol’ tip of the hat to Michigan State’s team of managers whose folding game is on point.
Also, I get what the Spartans are going for with the logo-filled carpeting, however, from a distance and on quick glance I’d have sworn this photo was taking in a Ramada Inn’s ballroom.
Memphis Grizzly and #SpartanDawg— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) August 27, 2018
Welcome back @jarenjacksonjr ‼️#SFL pic.twitter.com/C7tzGXTr9N
Former Spartan freshmen phenom and current Memphis Grizzlies center Jaren Jackson Jr. was back on campus recently, rocking the Grizz’ blue and gold in place of Spartans’ green and white.
The 18-year-old will begin his professional career in the heart of Big Ten country on Oct. 17 when Memphis travels to Indianapolis for a tilt with the Pacers, making for a doable road trip for any fans in East Lansing looking to take in the bigs first professional game.
Who are the most lethal 3-point shooters? Here’s 7 to look out for this season— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) August 26, 2018
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Junior guard Cassius Winston got some love from the NCAA recently, finding himself on a list with some of collegiate basketball’s most lethal 3-point shooters.
Winston had a phenomenal year from behind the arc in 2017-’18 for the Spartans, converting almost half of his shots at a 49.7-percent clip. He also had one of the more memorable shooting performance of last year when he went 6-for-6 from long range at Wisconsin in a game where the Spartans eked out a 68-63 win.
Coach @DjStephens31 throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s @tigers game! #DetroitSummers pic.twitter.com/UxxVilMDXp— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) August 25, 2018
Associate head coach and former Spartan letterman Dwayne Stephens threw out a first pitch at Comerica Park last week and did his best to not embarrass himself on the diamond.
Unfortunately Stephens didn’t bring the struggling Tigers any luck, as they dropped the game to the visiting White Sox 6-3.
Edit: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Villanova as an opponent of Michigan State for the upcoming season.