Quotes and photos from the 2017 Men's Basketball Media Day.
Coach Izzo and players talk about expectations for 2017-18 season.
Harris, Ward and McQuaid posted double-digit points in win over the Scarlet Knights
Denzel Valentine led the team with 27 points and 10 assists in loss to the Boilermakers.
Denzel Valentine scores 23 points to lead the Spartans offense
March 1, 2017
Jan. 29, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017
The Spartans defeat Minnesota, on January 11, 2017.
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Penn State.
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
2016-17 Game-by-Game Stats
Long, lean true shooting guard with high basketball IQ • Possesses a quick trigger with NBA-plus range • Dedicated gym rat who is constantly working on his game • Emerging as a very good defender.
Appeared in 34 games, including starting 11, averaging 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.0 minutes • Co-recipient of MSU's Best Defensive Player Award • Scored a season-high 15 points against Mississippi Valley State (11/18), matching his career high with five 3-pointers • Matched his season high with 15 points vs. Wisconsin (2/26) • MSU was 5-1 when he scored in double figures • His nine points vs. Penn State (3/9) were the most he'd scored in a Big Ten Tournament game, knocking down 3-of-5 3-pointers • Grabbed a career-high five rebounds against Wichita State (11/25), Purdue (1/24) and Miami (3/17) • Played a career-high 33 minutes in the season opener vs. Arizona (11/11), hitting three 3-pointers • Ranked third on the team with 42 3-pointers.
Averaged 3.5 points, 1.6 assists and 0.8 rebounds in 35 games • Started one game at Wisconsin (1/17) • Scored a season-high 17 points at Northwestern (1/28), including knocking down five 3-pointers • Totaled 10 points and a season-high tying five assists against Illinois (1/7) • Scored 10 points at Purdue (2/9) • Dished out five assists against Eastern Michigan (11/23) • Hit three 3-pointers against No. 4 Kansas (11/17) in the Champions Classic, including two in the final four minutes of the game • Ranked fourth on the team in assists • Played double-figure minutes in 32 of 35 contests.
Averaged 17.8 points, nine rebounds and nearly three 3-pointers per game as a senior at Duncanville High School, playing for coach Corey Chism • Named MVP of District 8-6A • Participated in the 2015 American Family Insurance High School 3-Point Championship • 2015 Second-Team All-Area selection by the Dallas Morning News • Averaged 14.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and two assists and one steal as a junior, helping Duncanville advance to the regional quarterfinals • ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman called him arguably the best pure shooter in the country • Averaged 15.6 points and made 45.1 percent of his 3-pointers during the 2014 Nike EYBL circuit • Ranked the No. 69 player in the nation in the ESPN100, No. 71 by 24/7 Sports, No. 84 by Rivals.com and No. 87 by Scout.com • Rated the No. 23 shooting guard in the nation by the ESPN100, No. 22 by 24/7 Sports and No. 25 by Scout.com • National Honor Society member • Selected to represent his school at the Leadership SW Conference.
Born Sept. 28, 1995 • Son of Rob and Karen McQuaid • Advertising major • Father Rob grew up in Midland, Michigan, and was a two-year letterwinner at Central Michigan (1980 & 1981) and Midwestern State (1982 & 1983).