3 weeks ago

Izzo was in town to watch Beecher star Jalen Terry — a potential Michigan State recruit — play in the inaugural Steve Schmidt Roundball Classic at Mott but it was Menifield who stole the show in the Bucs’ 57-50 victory over Carman-Ainsworth before a standing-room-only crowd of at least 1,500

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4 weeks ago

Doug Wojcik wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when he joined Michigan State’s basketball staff earlier this season as the program’s first recruiting coordinator. But after a few months in the job, he’s seen just how much a recruiting coordinator was needed at Michigan State. “As I’ve delved into it, I feel like there’s a real necessity for it,” Wojcik said on Tuesday after Michigan State’s practice.

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1 month ago

Finals week brings a time for rest and mental preparation for Michigan State’s basketball team. Not so much for Tom Izzo. Izzo and his staff went en masse to watch 2019 5-star prospects Isaiah Stewart and Keion Brooks play for La Lumiere School on Saturday night in an Indianapolis tournament, just hours after MSU wrapped up a tough 63-59 road win at Florida.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

While Michigan State’s players are getting a break from the court this week, the same can’t be said for the coaching staff.It’s finals week at Michigan State, which means the ninth-ranked Spartans won’t play again until Sunday when they host Green Bay. But while the players are fitting in workouts and film around tests, Tom Izzo and his staff will be bouncing around the country.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

The native of Rochester, N.Y., is the sixth-ranked player on the country, according to the composite rankings at 247Sports. Playing his final season at La Lumiere in La Porte, Ind., –  the same school that produced former Spartan Jaren Jackson Jr. and employs Jaren Jackson Sr. as an assistant coach – Stewart and his teammates were taking part in the FORUM Tipoff Classic in Indianapolis. And with Carey off the board, Izzo and Company were making it clear Stewart is the priority as La Lumiere knocked off Cen

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari and Lansing State Journal digital sports reporter Phil Friend are here with the latest in Michigan State sports.

2 months ago

Carey announced earlier that he is down to three schools: Michigan State, Duke and North Carolina, though most experts predict that it’s between Michigan State and Duke.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

While Hall’s commitment is now formalized, Michigan State has yet to receive a national letter of intent from its other 2019 verbal commitment, four-star guard Mark “Rocket” Watts. Watts committed to Michigan State suddenly in late September, picking the Spartans from a list of finalists that included Florida State, Missouri, Louisville, and others.

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2 months ago

“In Malik Hall, we have one of those guys that’s an OKG in our reference point here,” Izzo said.  “He’s ‘Our Kinda Guy.’  He’s a guy that has versatility, he can play different positions and he comes from Sunrise, where one of our famous alums in Tum Tum played at, which means he’s played against good competition, and he’s played for MOKAN Elite, a very successful and well-run AAU program.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 months ago

Michigan State was already in the running for four of the top 25 players in the class of 2019. Now, add another name to that list. And add it near the top. Anthony Edwards, a five-star guard from Georgia, has decided to reclassify from the 2020 recruiting class to the 2019, he told 247sports on Tuesday. In doing so, he now becomes the No. 4 overall player in the 247sports composite.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Tom Izzo and the Michigan State coaching staff have officially added two players to the Spartans’ basketball class of 2019. Mark Rocket Watts Jr., a senior four-star combo guard from Geneva (Ohio) Spire Academy, and Malik Hall, a senior four-star power forward from Wichita (Kan.) Sunrise Christian, both signed their letters of intent to Michigan State on Wednesday.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

Michigan State basketball is putting the full-court press on Vernon Carey Jr., ranked as high as No. 1 overall in the country for the 2019 class.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class could end up being one of the highest-rated classes in Tom Izzo’s tenure and could include the highest-rated recruit the program has ever signed.But Spartans fans will have to wait longer than usual to find out if that will be the case. And so will its head coach, which he admits will be a struggle. “Patience is a great virtue that I don’t have,” Izzo said.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

Luke Barnwell has coached Malik Hall for the past two high school seasons and for one summer, giving him as much insight into Michigan State’s newest commit as anyone. But ask him what position Hall playsa and there’s no easy answer.”I don’t really know what he is,” Barnwell, who coaches Sunrise Christian Academy, said.

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

We break down MSU’s newest 2019 commitment, Malik Hall. Hall is a 6’8″, 215-pound combo forward from Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas–home of Tum Tum Nairn, among others. We talk about Hall’s game, how he fits into MSU’s roster, and where the 2019 class goes from here.

3 months ago

How about that for a start to November? The Michigan State basketball 2019 class added another gem on Thursday morning, grabbing the commitment of 4-star forward Malik Hall.

Source: The Only Colors

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3 months ago

As Michigan State gets set to begin the 2018-19 season with an exhibition on Tuesday night, the Spartans are also busy working on their next recruiting class.

Source: Detroit News

3 months ago

When Michigan State received the first official visit from Vernon Carey Jr., Tom Izzo had to feel like he had a good shot with the nation’s No. 2 recruit. Not only did he pick the Spartans as his first official destination, but he said nothing but good things about Izzo and Michigan State both before and after his trip. He raved about the Spartans and they felt the love. Almost a year later, Carey Jr. is giving Michigan State a second chance to wow him and prove that it’s the right spot for him to call ho

Source: Spartan Avenue

3 months ago

Brooks, who Izzo has been recruiting since he was a fresh high school prospect, just gave the Spartans a key advantage in his recruitment, revealed on Tuesday evening. According to Brian Snow of 247Sports, Brooks will be making his last official visit to Michigan State in mid-November.

Source: Spartan Avenue

3 months ago

Michigan State had two primary class of 2019 targets visit for its Michigan State Madness event nearly two weeks ago. Now, both are moving toward a decision with Michigan State still in the mix. Five-star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis and four-star forward Malik Hall both named Michigan State among their three finalist schools in the last week.

Source: MLive.com

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