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By Adam Ruff/Spartan Sports Network

I don’t think there should be any question who this week’s player of the week is or should be. Durrell Summers played lights out against the Buckeyes on Sunday and was the reason that the Spartans won. (Click HERE for the Player of the Week Feature)

Sure, You can make your case for Kalin Lucas with his 20 second half points…and even Goran Suton who missed out on his second straight double double by a single rebound.

But think about this…If Durrell did not score in the first half, MSU would have been down 31-10. His 16 first half points kept the Spartans in contention for the first half, and ultimately the game...which gave his teammates a chance to do their thing.

For the game, “Cool-Rell” (A nickname I’m borrowing from Ricardo Cooney) was lights out, shooting 8-for-13 from the field, 6-for-9 from long distance and was 4-fo4 from the charity stripe.

The best thing about his game however might not be just the win. It could be that the Ohio State game has given him the confidence to take his game to the next level. Earlier this week, I got to chat a little [..]

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By Adam Ruff/Spartan Sports Network

First of all, this blog is specifically designed for me to fill you in on who the Michigan State player of the week (At least in my opinion…and yes, my opinion does matter). And, for the most part, my “opinion” is the only guideline that I will follow in this blog.

This week, Travis Walton is this week’s MSU player of the week. Not only that, but I’m also going to state the case as to why he will be the team’s MVP for the season.

First, to whet your whistle, here is the Player of the Week segment that aired during the Tom Izzo radio show on Monday.

This week, Travis played lockdown “D” once again…the result: 2 more wins for the Spartans. According to Doug Herner (MSU’s Assistant Video Coordinator & Team Grandpa) T-Walt was good for 8 deflections, 3 floor-dives, and 4 steals…all of which led the team in hustle points.

Last Wednesday against Penn State, Travis was assigned to Nittany Lion star Talor Battle. While Battle did go for 20 points, Travis was responsible for holding him without a field goal for more than 30 minutes in the middle portion of the game [..]

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