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Andy Lyons

Today is finally the day. Although the NBA Draft doesn't get quite the pub of its football counterpart, and the process doesn't seem to drag on quite as long, tonight will mark the end of a long wait for players ready to find out their new home. Michigan State has two guaranteed picks in Gary Harris and Adreian Payne that will almost assuredly go in the first round, possibly the lottery, while Keith Appling might sneak in as a late second round selection.

So after that stressful early afternoon of soccer, here's some light reading to help you kill time until the draft coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN:

Michigan State NBA draft preview: Gary Harris, Adreian Payne know anything could happen | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Come for the draft preview, stay for the guy who thinks running 170 miles "sounds like an easy run."

Graham Couch: Keith Appling shakes off regrets about wrist, preps for NBA shot | Lansing State Journal | lsj.com

He'll get a shot of some sort, it's just a matter of will he get drafted?

Holsworths will join Michigan State's Adreian Payne tonight at NBA draft | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Really looking forward to the moment he gets picked.

Week 2: Oregon, Michigan State equals 'flash vs. smash' | Sporting News | sportingnews.com

I'm no betting man, but MSU getting 13 points has got to be tempting, right?

Recruiting: Top football prospects visit for Michigan State camp | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Recruiting season doesn't quit.