We are a little over a week away before college basketball hits the hardwood on Nov. 9.

The B1G is one of the nation’s premier conferences in college basketball. Michigan State is usually one of the top programs in the B1G.

Former PG Eric Snow came back to talk to the Spartans to give an encouraging message about life.

Snow, while at MSU, averaged 5.9 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 5.3 assists, 52.1% from FG range, 26.3% from 3 and 45.4% from the line.

Snow played with the Spartans from 1991-1995, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round, and he was the 43rd overall pick in the 1995 NBA draft, although he never played with the Bucks.

Snow played for 3 different NBA teams from 1995-2008; he played for the Seattle Supersonics, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 6.8 points per game, 2.5 rebounds, 5 assists; he shot 42.4% from the field, 20.8% from 3 and 76% from the stripe.

Michigan State last season finished 15-13 and 9-11 in conference play. They made the NCAA Tournament and lost in the First Four to UCLA in OT.

Michigan State plays Kansas next Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Champions Classic in New York City.