Linking Laconically is makin' moves

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Today's post is full of typical off-season fodder, including rankings, projections and randomness. As expected, a certain MSU basketball commit made quite the jump in recent recruiting rankings, which obviously means he's suddenly twice the player he was a few weeks ago. And while that future Spartan continues to impress, so too do a couple recently departed players looking to take their game to the next level.

Michigan State commit Deyonta Davis jumps 30 spots to No. 18 in latest ESPN recruit rankings | MLive | mlive.com

STARS AND THINGS!

Video: Go behind the scenes as Adreian Payne graduates and prepares for the NBA draft | MLive | mlive.com

Love that guy.

NBA mock drafts: Opinions vary on when Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, others will go | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

I would have so loved Harris in Van Gundy's system.

NBA Draft Profile: Michigan State's Adreian Payne | CSN Chicago | csnchicago.com

Speaking of Chicago, could definitely see Payne going to the Bulls at 16 -- if he falls there.

Recruiting Report: Now Big Ten champ, where does Michigan State go from here? | Sports Illustrated | si.com

Think you'll see a very familiar name in here.

Mark Hollis proud of Spartans' successful 2013-14 seasons across many sports | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

It was a prettayyyyyy, prettayyyyyyy, pretty good year.

Former Michigan State, Arizona State wing Brandan Kearney will end career at Detroit | College Basketball Talk | collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com

Welcome back to the Mitten, Brandan.

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