Michigan State Basketball: 4 Spartans who could break out in 2020-21

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With Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman gone, which Michigan State basketball players will step up and lead the team in the 2020-21 season?

Entering the 2020-21 basketball season, Michigan State is without a large portion of it’s production from the past couple of seasons. The Spartans will be saying goodbye to Cassius Winston, one of the greatest Big Ten basketball players the game has seen, and he’ll be taking his 18.6 points and 5.9 assists with him as he departs for the NBA.

Xavier Tillman will also be leaving for the NBA draft one year early as a junior. He’ll be bringing with him 13.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and two small children.

Along with these two MSU stars, the team will also most likely be losing former McDonald’s All-American and second scoring option, Josh Langford, who has been sidelined with injuries for most of the past couple of seasons. Michigan State fans have forgotten what it’s like to have a team with Langford on it, so this can’t really be considered a loss. Rather, this would be considered a positive if he did decide to come back.

Finally, MSU loses senior guard Kyle Ahrens. Statistically, this isn’t a big loss at only 3.6 points per game, but Ahrens provided great energy off the bench and was a great personality to have on the team. He was also a team captain and a great leader. I would even go so far as to say he’s an all-time college basketball floor slapper.

With the departure of so many MSU leaders, who will pick up their production in this coming season?