1 day 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

3 days ago

Not only do 3-star Ben Davis (Indianapolis) wing/Michigan State commit Aaron Henry and 5-star Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side junior wing Keion Brooks plan to be at the Breslin Center on Friday, but so does 4-star Center Grove (Greenwood, Ind.) forward Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Source: Land of 10

4 days ago

The race is likely to drag on for at least another year or more. But Michigan State is still inching closer to landing a monster recruit in its next cycle. Vernon Carey, rated the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2019 class by 247sports, released a list of eight finalist schools on Monday night that included Michigan State.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

We’re right in the heart of football season and inching closer to basketball each day. So in the notebook this week, we have two questions about Michigan State football recruiting and two about Michigan State basketball recruiting. Let’s get into it.

Source: Land of 10

1 month ago

Sam and Rod are joined this week by a very special guest, Steve Bell of Bank Hoops. Steve has been scouting talent and running basketball camps in Michigan for over two decades, and we had a lot to talk about with him

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

1 month ago

Michigan State most likely wrapped up its 2018 recruiting class this week with the commitment of Indianapolis forward Aaron Henry, one that has the Spartans ranked among the top classes in the nation. In fact, according to Rivals.com, the Spartans’ five-player class is currently ranked as the best in the country. That could change as several highly rated recruits have yet to commit, but what is clear about the Michigan State group is that while it might not have a superstar, it is as solid as they come from top to bottom.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Every time a basketball recruit makes his commitment, there’s a lot to say. Whereas football programs will bring in around 20 players in a class, basketball teams sometimes sign as few as one or two. Michigan State brought in just Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman in 2017. This cycle, things have been a bit different. When Ben Davis (Indianapolis) wing Aaron Henry committed to the Spartans on Monday, he became the fifth member of the Michigan State Class of 2018. That’s two more than any other Division

Source: Land of 10

1 month ago

Listen to “Aaron Henry is a Spartan – September 11, 2017” on Spreaker.
Source: The Spartan Beat with Rico Beard

1 month ago

Rod and Sam are back on short notice to talk about 2018 wing Aaron Henry’s commitment to Tom Izzo and MSU. We discuss Henry’s potential as a player and how he fits into MSU’s very well-rounded and versatile 2018 class.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

1 month ago

A friend and I were talking basketball and recruiting — as we often do — after Indiana All-Star week in June when Aaron Henry’s name came up. At the time, Henry’s list of scholarship offers was missing high-major programs. Ball State, Evansville, Indiana State, Akron, Miami of Ohio and a handful of other mid-majors were in the mix, but the Big Ten and Big East programs had not yet offered. “I can’t make sense of it,” I told my friend. “I don’t see what I’m missing.”

Source: Indy Star

1 month ago

The 2018 Indiana forward verbally committed to Michigan State on Monday, a day after his official visit to campus ended. The commitment was reported by Scout.com.

Source: MLive

1 month ago

While the Michigan State basketball program hosted a group of players from its recent past over the weekend, it also went to work on continuing to build its future. Michigan State’s reunion weekend for the Western Michigan football game featured visits from the likes of Gary Harris, Denzel Valentine and others, shortly before their NBA seasons are set to begin.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

The second weekend of the college football season has arrived. For many, that just means Michigan State’s matchup against Western Michigan. For recruiting fanatics, that also means another opportunity for the Spartans to get recruits on campus to see a home game. Though it’s football season, Michigan State men’s basketball will have the more important recruiting weekend. And with that, we lead off by telling you which basketball recruits plan to be on campus.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

It’s been a while, but Sam and Rod are here to wax nostalgic on the wonderful career and legacy of Jud Heathcote. We discuss his impact on the sport as a whole, Michigan State’s basketball program and culture, and talk about what made him so unique as a person and coach.


Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months ago

The recruit called “Rocket” will be making another stop in East Lansing this weekend. And two weeks from now, the top-rated 2019 recruit in the country plans to be on Michigan State’s campus. Mark “Rocket” Watts confirmed to MLive this week that he plans to visit Michigan State for its first football game, this Saturday against Bowling Green.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Add another name to the list of in-state targets for Michigan State. Harlond Beverly, a 2019 shooting guard from Southfield Christian, announced a scholarship offer from Michigan State on Thursday evening.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

On Wednesday, we told you about ESPN’s updated 2018 basketball recruiting rankings. All four Michigan State commits received 4-star ratings, and three ranked in the top 100. Both numbers are higher than the 247Sports composite, which combines the ratings and rankings of multiple media recruiting services. A day later, ESPN unveiled its traditional ranking of the top 60 incoming junior players, which would be the 2019 class. Michigan State has offered four players in the class, and all appeared on the list.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

In late January, coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans extended offers to a pair of top wing players in Keion Brooks (5-star prospect per the 247Sports composite rankings) and 4-star Romeo Weems. In April, they offered 4-star in-state combo guard Mark “Rocket” Watts. And on Monday, Michigan State offered a fourth member of the class: 5-star South Garland (Texas) combo guard Tyrese Maxey. The 6-foot-2 standout announced the offer about a week after visiting the East Lansing campus.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

What already figured to be a dominant Clarkston boys basketball team might be adding another Michigan State commitment to its roster. Thomas Kithier, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior power forward who played the past three seasons at Macomb Dakota, has enrolled in Clarkston Community Schools, Wolves coach Dan Fife said. Clarkston is the only basketball-playing high school in the school district.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Rod and Sam are back to re-set MSU’s 2018 and 2019 recruiting outlook now that:

  • Joey Hauser has committed to Marquette
  • Trevion Williams has committed to Purdue
  • MSU has put out offers to Luguentz Is Sleeping, Talen Horton-Tucker, and Aaron Henry.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule: August Recruiting Round-Up

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