1 week ago

Even though head basketball coach Tom Izzo does not currently have any commitments for the 2019 or 2020 class, he is getting a head start on some of the top talents in 2021. In Michigan alone, the 2021 and 2022 classes are stocked with an abundance of game. Sparty UP and Coming spoke with one of those uber-talented Sophomores, Pierre Brooks II.

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3 weeks ago

College basketball overhauled its rules for recruiting and official visits earlier this month, and Michigan State could see a quick benefit as a result. Vernon Carey, the No. 2 prospect in the country in the class of 2019, is likely to take a second official visit to Michigan State in the coming months, Rivals.com reported on Wednesday.

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1 month ago

Darron Rogers has sent more than 30 players on to Division 1 basketball during a two-decade career as the head coach at Westlake High School in Atlanta, where he’s won three state titles. When asked to place his rising senior guard, Chase Hunter, among all of those players, Rogers doesn’t hesitate. “Chase is the most athletic D-1 guard that I’ve had,” Rogers said.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

James (6-foot-6, 198 pounds) is rated the No. 12 player in the country and the No. 1 point guard in the country in the 247sports composite. He’s garnered plenty of attention from Michigan State this summer, after the Spartans offered him a scholarship in April. James’ father played for Michigan State under Jud Heathcote in the late 1980’s, when Tom Izzo was an assistant.

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2 months ago

Keion Brooks sat on the bench in street clothes here at MSA Woodland Fieldhouse on Friday morning, a case of tendonitis preventing him from taking the floor as his teammates played in the Brawl for the Ball tournament. But the fact that Brooks stayed on the bench didn’t stop Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who watched the action from a few feet behind the baseline, from providing feedback on Brooks’ performance.

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2 months ago

The state of Texas’ fifth-best prospect landed an offer from Izzo and the Spartans on July 18 and called it a “big” one, per Sean Scherer of 247Sports. It may be too early to tell if the Spartans are the favorites to land him, but he clearly thinks highly of Izzo and the program. Duke could be Michigan State’s biggest threat — go figure — at this point in time though the Blue Devils have yet to extend an offer.

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2 months ago

Michigan State just shepherded a highly ranked Indiana forward into the top five of the NBA draft, when Jaren Jackson spent a year in East Lansing en route to becoming the No. 4 overall pick last month. Now, Tom Izzo trying to convince the next highly ranked Indiana big man to follow that same path.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Michigan State is continuing to cast its net wider as it searches for its first commitment of the 2019 class. The newest target is four-star Texas forward Drew Timme, who announced a scholarship offer from the Spartans on Tuesday night.

Source: MLive.com

3 months 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.

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4 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.

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4 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.

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5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

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6 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

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