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Spartans fill up the court at Moneyball ProAm

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It’s the middle of the week, so everyone could use a little bit of a lift. Despite still being months away from anything resembling MSU basketball, the Spartans were all over the court at the Moneyball ProAm.

As most State fans know, Miles Bridges has been putting on an absolute show each time he’s taken the court since the ProAm started in late June. Tuesday night was no different. But this time he was joined on the court by MSU teammates Tum Tum Nairn, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston

Miles Bridges will dunk on you

Possibly more importantly, considering no one is questioning Bridges’ ability to throw down highlight-reel dunks, the MSU star showed a bit of his shooting range as well.

Bridges and Nairn took the win, but Ward finished the game with his foot/ankle wrapped. While it’s likely nothing, it is worth noting for the big man.

Fortunately, there was a familiar face coming off the bench. Fresh off of an impressive NBA Summer League performance, former Spartans forward Matt Costello took Ward’s place on the court. Costello has a chance to make the Timberwolves roster this season.

Bridges put up 57 points with Tum Tum adding 22. Winston scored 29 and Costello put up 25 points. Earlier in the night, incoming freshman Xavier Tillman scored 18 points in a winning effort against against fellow freshman Jaren Jackson Jr., who scored 24 of his own. Josh Langford scored 33 points in his game, as well.

Before any of the Spartans took the court, they made another trip. Bridges, Jackson, Tillman, Langford and Matt McQuaid visited DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.