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Morning Rumble: Dennis Smith Jr. commits to North Carolina State, Draymond Green gives back to Michigan State

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Today in the Morning Rumble, North Carolina State picks up a crucial recruit, John Calipari won't be honored at Memphis and Draymond Green is giving back to Michigan State.

Mark Gottfried arrived at his visit with Dennis Smith Jr. in a helicopter on Wednesday and it all paid off because the five-star recruit from Fayetteville committed to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday evening.

Smith is recovering from a torn ACL that is expected to keep him off the court for six to nine months but his dynamic playmaking ability, strong passing skills and jump shot make him a solid backup if Anthony 'Cat' Barber stays on campus for his senior season.

The 6'2" guard is ranked number four overall on ESPN's top 100 list for the class of 2016 and he is the number one player at his position in the country over Frank Jackson, Lonzo Ball and others.

The Memphis Tigers announced plans on Wednesday that they would honor John Calipari this upcoming season as the former head coach of the program is set to be elected in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA on Friday night.

Unfortunately, the school received plenty of backlash from their fan base, forcing the President of the University to issue an apology and cancel the presentation that was set for December 28.

After the winning the NBA title with the Golden State Warriors and landing a five-year, $82 million contract extension, former Michigan State star Draymond Green can look back and say that this has been the best summer of his career. Green has not overlooked the role Tom Izzo and the Spartans played in his success though.

Green decided to donate $3.1 million to the program on Thursday, which is higher than the $3 million Ervin 'Magic' Johnson gave to the University. The forward will now have the strength and conditioning center named after him.

Michigan guard Zak Irvin will be out six to eight weeks but is expected to be ready for the start of the season following a back procedure.

The Wolverines began last year in the top 25 rankings but due to injuries to Spike Albrecht, Derrick Walton and Caris LeVert the team struggled to keep up with the rest of the pack in the Big Ten.

This is not a good start in 2015 for John Beilein's team.

Can Terrence Ferguson win an NBA dunk contest right now? The 2016 five-star shooting guard, who committed to Avery Johnson and Alabama, can knock down open jumpers but he also has incredible hops.

The head coach of North Florida, Matthew Driscoll, received a four-year extension earlier this week. Driscoll led the Ospreys to their first ever NCAA Tournament this past season and the program has notched double digit wins in each of the coach's first six seasons.