How likely are Michigan State basketball’s NBA prospects to declare?

Josh Langford, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Michigan State basketball has a few NBA draft prospects on the roster but how likely are they to declare? We take a look at their chances.

The season is over and Michigan State’s postseason aspirations were put on hold for another year.

It hurts for Spartan fans to hear this, especially with how the season ended, but Michigan State was playing its best basketball of the season. The Spartans were on a five-game win streak that included road victories over Illinois, Penn State and Maryland as well as victories over two more ranked teams — Iowa and Ohio State — at home in their final seven games.

What probably hurt the most was watching Cassius Winston’s last game come far too early. He finished his Michigan State career as a back-to-back-to-back Big Ten regular season champion and the Spartans are still technically the reigning conference tourney champs.

Winston finished 31 points shy of 2,000 for his career and 10 assists short of 900 which would have made him just the fourth player in NCAA history to reach both of those marks.

Joining Cassius as guys whose careers have ended about 2-3 weeks too early are Kyle Ahrens and Conner George. Josh Langford, too, could be headed off to the NBA and he will have a big decision to make in the coming weeks, along with a couple of other Spartans.

What are the chances of three prominent draft eligible Spartans to return as opposed to leaving early?