Summary It's been two years since Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne first met Lacey, an 8-year-old cancer patient known as "Princess Lacey". His own mother passed away when he was only 13, taking her last breath and dying in his arms; the struggles of a lonely childhood were all-too-familiar for the Spartan. Recently, Payne spoke to The Detroit News about how large of a role Lacey had taken in his life, echoing the magnitude of the loss the star must be feeling now.
Summary Michigan State Spartans forward Adriean Payne (5) celebrates along with Lacey Holsworth, age 8, as they hold one of the nets and celebrates after Michigan State defeated the Michigan Wolverines, 69-55, in the championship game for the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Holsworth was been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer
Summary Gary Harris' decision on whether to enter the NBA draft is looming over the Michigan State Spartans. In all fairness, Ellis' role was limited due to Harris and Valentine's talent on the wings. But the freshman failed to provide a spark for the vast majority of the season.
Summary College basketball fans across the country fell for the story of an uncommon friendship between a hoops star and one of his biggest fans : 6'10" Adreian Payne, a senior on the Michigan State Spartans, and a little girl in a long blonde wig who went by the nickname "Princess Lacey." Despite injuring his ankle and missing seven games this season, Payne was twice named Big Ten Player of the Week and named to the Big Ten All-Star Second Team at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season. While the Spartans didn't make it to the Final Four, Payne helped the team win the Big Ten Championship and was instrumental in leading the squad to the Elite Eight.
Summary Whether you were a fan of the Michigan State Spartans or not, the entire country became huge fans of Adreian Payne after hearing the story about the connection he had with 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth-a cancer patient with neuroblastoma. Death is never easy to deal with and the loss of Lacey has made this Wednesday morning a difficult one to deal with. Lacey and Payne's story was an inspiration to us all and our prayers go out to Payne and the rest of the Michigan State family during these tragic times.
Summary Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans walks on the floor for Senior night with Lacey Holsworth, a 8-year-old from St. Johns Michigan who is battling cancer, after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-76 at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on February 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Lacey met Payne during one of her hospital stays two years ago, and their friendship quickly blossomed and strengthened. When it was Payne's turn to be honored during Senior Night, the 6-foot-10 center scooped up Lacey and carried her around the court.
Summary The Michigan State Spartans will likely lose at least three starters to the NBA draft, which means that recruiting dynamic classes for 2014 and 2015 is imperative. He hasn't publicly made many comments that validate his preference toward Michigan State, but that is how it appears. Manuel isn't a lock to join the green in 2015, but by the current looks of it, Michigan State has the slight edge to gain his services.
Summary It may not have been the ending that his parents had hoped for , but on Thursday , top college football recruit Malik McDowell made it official as Michigan State finalized his long-awaited Letter of Intent. "He's coming around because he knows how adamant we are about him not attending Michigan State," the elder McDowell said. "I don't have anything bad to say against Michigan State but I don't think they're the school for my son. I think the coaches are cool and they're establishing a good program, but this is my son and I choose to not want him there."
Summary With the 2013-14 college basketball season coming to an end for the Michigan State Spartans , head coach Tom Izzo is waiting on a decision. Many project the future NBA star as a lottery pick, but that has yet to be the deciding factor for the 19-year-old shooting guard. In a press conference to discuss the end of the season on Tuesday afternoon, Izzo was asked about the futures of Branden Dawson and Harris.
Summary Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts after hitting a three pointer late in the first half against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City. EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo might advise Gary Harris to enter the NBA draft. Izzo told reporters on Tuesday if his research leads him to believe Harris, a Hamilton Southeastern graduate,. would be among the top guards selected in June, he would lean toward telling the sophomore to go pro.
Summary Suri Cruise was spotted adorably mimicking mommy Katie Holmes as the two watched the Connecticut Huskies beat the Michigan State Spartans during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday. "I think the basics are very important: The number one thing is making sure my child feels loved. And good about herself," she told Elle UK . "And that what she does and who she is, is special and important, and should be celebrated."