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VIDEO: Ben Simmons pushing a Suburban

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LSU’s star freshman — and the potential No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft — posted a video of himself this week getting after it in preseason workouts.

Here is Simmons and teammate Keith Hornsby pushing a Chevrolet Suburban:

Getting that work in this morning @khornz04

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This kind of stuff has always interested me. Who volunteers their suburban as the one that is going to be pushed around by a bunch of college kids? Who gets to ride in the car and act as the brake man? Can he put on the AC in the car, or does he have to just sit there and sweat in what would inevitably turn into a sauna?

Most importantly, does he ever just randomly slam on the brakes to mess with them? So many questions. So little time to get them answered.

And let’s keep in mind here: this doesn’t really mean anything. Remember when ex-Florida center Chris Walker was going to be good because he looked like a wrestler in that one random instragram pic?

Manhattan College to retire Jack Powers’ No. 34

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NEW YORK (AP) Jack Powers, a former player, coach and athletic director at Manhattan College, will be the first Jasper to have his basketball uniform number retired.

No. 34 will be raised to the rafters of Draddy Gymnasium on Feb. 26, at halftime of the game with Iona.

Powers was the executive director of the NIT for more than 20 years and was the athletic director at his alma mater for nine years. He was the head coach of the Jaspers for 10 seasons, starting in 1968, and he posted a 142-114 record with four appearances in the NIT.

In his three seasons playing for Manhattan, Powers led the Jaspers to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including 1958 when they beat nationally ranked West Virginia and Jerry West at Madison Square Garden. He finished with 1,139 points.

Michigan State’s Marvin Clark out 6-8 weeks

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Michigan State will be without forward Marvin Clark for the next six-to-eight weeks as he recovers from a foot injury, the program announced on Tuesday.

The announcement did not include details of the injury.

This injury comes at a bad time for Clark, as college practices are set to begin next Friday and games are set to begin six weeks after that. There’s a chance that Clark could be healthy and ready to play by the start of the season, but he’ll have missed the entire preseason.

Clark, who was expected to battle with five-star freshman Deyonta Davis for the starting power forward spot, averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 boards as a freshman. He was singled out by head coach Tom Izzo as one of the players that struggled the most during the trip, meaning that he could really use those first six weeks of practice.

Michigan State will enter the 2015-16 season as a contender to win the Big Ten title. They are coming off of a trip to the 2015 Final Four.