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    EAST LANSING, Mich. Asics Gel Kinsei 6 Womens . -- Miles Bridges may be the best player Hall of Famer Tom Izzo has coached in more than two decades at Michigan State.And, Izzo has had some good ones: Denzel Valentine, Draymond Green, Zach Randolph, Jason Richardson and Mateen Cleaves just to mention a handful. None of those former stars seemed to have Bridges combination of skills, size, speed and strength.The 6-foot-7, 230-pound freshman forward can run, jump and dunk in spectacular fashion. He can handle the ball well enough that he might even play point guard at times. A smooth shooting stroke allows him to score from the outside. His body looks built for Big Ten play and the rigors that come with it.In terms of talent, Izzo said Bridges ranks among the top couple of players hes had entering his 22nd season.I hate to put that kind of pressure on him, but hes got shoulders two axe-handles wide, Izzo said. I should be able to put that kind of pressure on him. Hes definitely up there. Hes different.Hes got that powerful explosiveness like Jason Richardson, who was one of the best. Miles, I think, can play both ends. Miles has a high basketball IQ. He can do some Draymond things where he can make passes and plays.If Bridges matches or exceeds the hype this season for the Spartans, he may be a one-and-done player in college.I just plan on leaving when Im ready, he said. When Im ready off the court and on the court and whenever that time will be, Ill know. But Im not rushing anything right now.Here are some other things to watch this season from the Izzo-led Spartans:HELP WANTEDMichigan States weakness will likely be its lack of size inside. Freshman Nick Ward, who is 6-8, 250 pounds, is the teams biggest player that will be available to play in Thursday nights exhibition opener against Northwood. Seniors Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter, a graduate transfer from UNLV, are both 6-9 and are recovering from knee surgeries. The Spartans plan to play two guards, two wings and a post player. Kenny Goins, who is 6-6, 230 pounds, will probably have to play in the post. The Spartans would have been in much better shape in the paint if Deyonta Davis returned for his sophomore season instead of entering the NBA draft. Davis was drafted in the second round by Boston and traded to Memphis.Theres no question the big loss we had of course was DD, Izzo said. Not only was he a big loss but it was a little bit of a surprise. Ive got to make sure I never get caught that way again.MAN TO ZONEThe Spartans have not played zone more than a couple possessions here and there, associate head coach Dwayne Stephens said Tuesday night. They might have to slip into a zone, though, and away from their traditional, man-to-man defense if Ward and Goins get into foul trouble or an opponent likes to pound the ball into the post to big men.NO-NAME CLASSBridges is the top player in perhaps Izzos best recruiting class that includes shooting guard Joshua Langford, point guard Cassius Winston and power forward Nick Ward. Izzo said he might end up starting all four together this season.The group does not have a nickname yet.Were just Michigan State, Bridges said. Thats it.GREEN LIGHTSenior guard Eron Harris averaged 9.3 points last season, more than any other returning player. The 6-3 shooting guard scored much more as a sophomore at West Virginia two years ago, averaging 17.2 points before transferring.He has put a lot of emphasis on the defense, now its time to put it back on his offense, Izzo said. Were going to need him to score.TOUGH SLEDDINGMichigan State opens the season Nov. 11 against Arizona in Hawaii, plays Kentucky in New York four days later, goes to the Bahamas a little more than a week later to potentially play Louisville and wraps up the month at Duke.The schedule in November will be brutal for me, and its going to be brutal for our players, Izzo said. Its 13,600 miles in 22 days. That is taking on something that weve never really taken on before.---Follow Larry Lage at www.twitter.com/larrylage and follow his work at www.bigstory.ap.org/content/larry-lage---AP college basketball website: http://collegebasketball.ap.org/ Asics Gel Lyte III For Sale . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Asics Gel Kayano 20 .S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. http://www.kliqplan.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. No. 21 Purdue | No. 23 West Virginia | Full listNo. 22: DAYTON FLYERSLast season: 25-8, 14-4 Atlantic 10Most people are picking Rhode Island to win the A-10, but dont count out the Flyers. Why? Archie Millers program is 27-9 in the league the past two seasons and made an Elite Eight appearance three years ago. Miller still has Scoochie Smith, Kendall Pollard, Charles Cooke and Kyle Davis. And remember: All four are seniors.?-- Jeff GoodmanBest case:?NCAA tournament second round. Dayton has won 78 games the past three seasons, and Archie Miller has masterfully built upon what Brian Gregory started with the Flyers. Yet nothing could prepare Miller or any in the Flyer family for the sudden and unpredictable death of Steve McElvene. That left a void far beyond basketball, and there is noo playbook for pushing forward while honoring his memory. Asics Gel Noosa Tri 8 Mens. Even so, Dayton returns four starters from an NCAA tournament team. Charles Cooke, Scoochie Smith and Kendall Pollard will be the top producers, while?Kostas Antetokounmpo is subject to an academic redshirt and will not be available this season.Worst case:?NCAA first round. Dayton finished last season 4-5 and got blitzed by Syracuse in the NCAA tournament. There are those who see Dayton as the best team in the A-10, but a good case can be made for Rhode Island, VCU or even Davidson. If nobody joins Cooke as an All-A10 performer, Dayton could be out early.No. 23 West Virginia | Full list NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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