1 month ago

Michigan State has cleared some of the first hurdles on the road to landing two of its primary 2019 recruiting targets. Five-star prospects Keion Brooks and Isaiah Stewart both released top 10 lists in recent weeks and included Michigan State. The lists represent the first steps in the two high-profile prospects moving toward a commitment.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Rod and Sam break down the shocking commitment of Romeo Weems to the DePaul Blue Demons. Why it happened, whether it will stick, and where MSU goes from here.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months ago

Five-star forward Vernon Carey updated his recruitment on Wednesday night by releasing a “final five” list of schools that included the Spartans. Carey also included Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Miami in his list. He’s given no indication as to when he plans on picking a school from that list.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Michigan State is entering a crowded recruiting field for a highly touted prospect in South Carolina guard Josiah James. But the Spartans have a leg up over every school in the country in one category: they are his father’s alma mater. Michigan State offered a scholarship to James, the five-star guard, on Sunday, according to his AAU team.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

When speaking of Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class, players like Foster Loyer, Marcus Bingham Jr. and Gabe Brown all immediately come to mind. Thomas Either is another who gets love, but he missed his entire senior season with Clarkston because of a fumble by MHSAA. However, one recruit who always seems to fall through the cracks, undeservedly, is four-star small forward Aaron Henry.

Source: Spartan Avenue

3 months ago

When the 2018 Michigan State recruiting class enrolls on campus in less than two months’ time, it will do so as the No. 14-ranked class in the country. That’s where the Spartans’ five-player class ended up in the final 247sports composite team recruiting rankings, after the three major scouting services — 247sports, Rivals and ESPN — all released their final player rankings in the past week.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Isaiah Jackson was the youngest player on the floor on Friday night when The Family opened its 2018 AAU season at the Storm Classic. But after a few dunks, made jumpers and rebounds, it was clear Jackson belonged on the court. Jackson, who just completed his sophomore season at Old Redford Academy in Detroit, is playing a level up with the The Family’s 17u team this summer.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

The player who goes by “Rocket” says he’s more explosive than ever as he returns to the top AAU circuit in the country. Mark Watts, a four-star class of 2019 guard from Detroit, has the attention of Michigan State and several other big-name schools as the summer recruiting season picks up. Watts is hoping to spend the summer leading both on the scoresheet and on the court.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Keion Brooks, like every major college basketball prospect, has received his fair share of mail over the years from programs seeking his services. But after all that mail over all of those years, he can still remember his first letter. It came from Michigan State back when he was a seventh grader. And when you ask Brooks about the Spartans’ program four years later, that’s the first thing he brings up.

Source: MLive.com

4 months ago

“I talk to Izzo all the time,” Maxey said. “Normally, that’s the first person I talk to. I talk to him the most. He’s great, he’s funny. He’s hilarious. He’s really cool. He tells me that I can guard multiple positions, and he wants to put the ball in my hands, wants me to make plays. He has a lot of bigs committed already, so he’s been telling me I would have a point guard role, and he likes my defense and stuff.”

Source: Texas Top 100

5 months ago

Carey, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound University School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) junior, would be an absolutely massive pickup for Michigan State. His father starred at tackle for Miami (Fla.) before making his way in the NFL, and Duke is after him just as hard as the Hurricanes. It’s a positive sign for the Spartans that his first official visit is being used on them.

Source: Land of 10

6 months ago

The offers kept rolling in from Michigan State on Wednesday with the Spartans pursuing young prospects on offense. The first of the day went to Jimmy Christ, a 2020 Dominion (Sterling, Va.) tackle. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound sophomore‘s primary recruiter at Michigan State is defensive tackles coach Ron Burton, who hails from Virginia and covers that state, as well as Maryland and Washington D.C.

Source: Land of 10

6 months ago

Vernon Carey, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward from Florida, has set up an official visit to East Lansing for Feb. 10-11, according to Zagsblog.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

8 months ago

The conversation surrounding Michigan State basketball now focuses on the team’s quest for this season’s conference and national championships, so some may say that should be the end-all topic of Spartan discussion. But the future is an ever-present topic, evidenced by coaches traveling nationwide to watch 2019 sophomore recruits. There are several indicators to observe throughout this season that can influence the next season and beyond.

Source: Spartan Avenue

8 months ago

If you’re trying to take a picture of Michigan State’s 2018 basketball recruiting class, don’t stand too close. You won’t be able to fit them all in the shot.

Source: Land of 10

8 months ago

The Michigan State men’s basketball team has received signed National Letters-of-Intent from Marcus Bingham, Gabe Brown, Aaron Henry, Thomas Kithier and Foster Loyer.

Source: Michigan State University Official Athletic Site

8 months ago

8 months ago

Michigan State didn’t have to travel very far to assemble its 2018 recruiting class, and it didn’t have to wait very long. That’s the result of an uptick in talent within the state of Michigan and a change in Tom Izzo’s recruiting philosophy.

Source: MLive.com

8 months ago

Before we can kick off this highly anticipated Michigan State season, there’s one more order of business: signing day. Michigan State is expected to receive letters of intent from five high school basketball players this week, after Wednesday marks the beginning of the sport’s early signing period.

Source: MLive.com

9 months ago

The annual event signifies the start of the season, even though it sits right between the start of practice and the start of the regular season. It brings out a thousands of students and fans, and sitting courtside will be a handful of top recruits.

Source: Land of 10

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