17 hours ago

Gabe Brown had no clue about what was going to take place Saturday when he attended Michigan State’s team basketball camp with his Belleville High teammates. Brown, who will be entering his senior year this fall, was invited to go up to the Michigan State coach’s office to talk with Tom Izzo who had been impressed with his play. He left the office in shock … and with an offer to play for the Spartans on a full-ride scholarship.

Source: Detroit News

24 hours ago

Gabe Brown gave his verbal commitment to Michigan State on Tuesday, becoming the third player in the Spartans’ 2018 class. The Belleville (Mich.) wing picked up the offer from the Spartans on Saturday after a morning game at the Tom Izzo Shooutout, and it didn’t take long for him to pull the trigger on MSU. Brown said he made his decision on Father’s Day and dedicated his commitment to his dad, who always wanted him to be a Spartan but died in May 2016 after suffering previously suffering a stroke.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 day ago

Brown is an important addition for MSU in large part because he plays a position that wasn’t addressed in the 2017 recruiting cycle. With Miles Bridges, Gavin Schilling and Ben Carter coming back — all of whom were expected to be gone this time last year — the Spartans didn’t have as much space or as many needs as anticipated in 2017. That meant the coaching staff was content bringing in a two-man class with Jaren Jackson Jr. and Xavier Tillman, both post players.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 days ago

Gabe Brown’s commitment to the Michigan State basketball team appears to have been a long time coming. Brown, a 6-foot-6 forward from Belleville, announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he’ll play for the Spartans in 2018. But those seeds were planted, Brown said in his post, when he was 14 years old and his dad was watching MSU play on the television.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Michigan State basketball still has a scholarship to spare, but unlike the kid with a quarter at the candy store, it’s not exactly burning a hole in coach Tom Izzo’s pocket. Izzo said Monday he has no plans to spend the scholarship this offseason. “Which could mean a couple things,” he said. “Hold on to it, unfortunately, because you never know who’s transferring or who’s doing what anymore. But the second reason would be if next year could be a big recruiting class and an extra scholarship could be very important.”

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

In trying to deconstruct the last four years of his life, 18-year-old Brock Washington said something curiously shrewd: “It’s really a much bigger world than someone might think it is as a freshman.”

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Michigan State landed another quality walk-on Tuesday when Southfield (Mich.) Christian’s Brock Washington announced he had committed to the Spartans.A 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing, Washington held an offer from Buffalo and had heard interest from Colgate, Central Michigan, Oakland and Detroit Mercy. However, he turned down the scholarship offer to pay his own way at Michigan State.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

While Tom Izzo and the Spartans are on the verge of potentially being the No. 1 team in the country next preseason, much of the current work is being focused on building Michigan State’s 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes, and beyond

Source: MLive

1 month ago

Luguentz Dort found out he had been offered by Michigan State the same way he usually learns about offers: through Twitter. The Calusa Prep (Miami) junior guard, rated a 4-star prospect in the 2018 class by the 247Sports composite, checked his phone and saw the post from his coach at Brookwood Elite, Joey McKitterick. Michigan State assistant Dane Fife had called to share the news.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

Tyger Campbell, a 17-year-old who grew up in Las Vegas, was raised in Nashville, and now attends La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, is wrapping up his sophomore year of high school. As one of the top prep basketball players in the country, Campbell is a 2019 recruit. He’s ranked nationally as the No. 6 point guard in the class. That is, if he wants to to be in the 2019 class.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Michigan State holds commitments from two homegrown high school prospects in the 2018 class. Clarkston High School’s Foster Loyer and Macomb Dakota High School’s Thomas Kithier are onboard. Marcus Bingham Jr. could join the local flavor. A rising senior Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Bingham announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that he’s received a Michigan State scholarship offer.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Sam and Rod start off by going over the Mark Smith and Brandon McCoy commitments, and look at MSU’s remaining options for its last two roster spots (hint: Tugs and Ben Carter or nothing). Then, Rod gives the low-down on over 20 different high school prospects that he saw at the EYBL event in Indianapolis last weekend

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months ago

It’s evaluation season for college basketball coaches, who are spending their weekends watching top prospects at events throughout the country. Indianapolis was the place to be this past weekend with Nike EYBL and Under Armour events in town, and Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was there looking at prospects. Among the top performers was East Lansing’s own Brandon Johns, who is one of Michigan State’s top targets in 2018.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

It was late Friday night when Foster Loyer, ball in his left hand, snuck behind a screen from Thomas Kithier in transition and snapped off a 3-pointer. It was pure. It was clean. It gave their team its first lead of the game with four minutes remaining. Among the three major AAU circuits — Adidas, Nike, Under Armour — one of the finest teams in the country stands as a great contradiction. All-Ohio Red is off to a 7-1 start in the Nike EYBL. The team posted a 4-0 mark in Indianapolis this weekend and is well positioned to advance to Peach Jam.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Trevion Williams and his family moved from Chicago to Detroit in 2015. He wasn’t some big-name, high-profile recruit, ready to take the city by storm. He quietly enrolled at Detroit Henry Ford Academy. There was little fanfare. This past week, following two seasons of high school basketball in Detroit, Williams’ status in his new state was made perfectly clear. Things have changed.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Tuesday night, it was Brandon McCoy heading to UNLV. Wednesday night, it was Mark Smith committing to Illinois. Before that, it was Blake Harris and Greg Elliott heading to Mizzou and Marquette, respectively. If those weren’t enough for you, the tea leaves aren’t looking too good when it comes to long time Spartan target Brian Bowen ending up in Green, either.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

Mark “Rocket” Watts doesn’t play football anymore, but the nickname remains. The 6-foot-2 Detroit Old Redford combo guard won’t blow you away with his size, but he’ll blow by you with his speed. A 3-star prospect in the 2019 class per the 247Sports composite, Watts has seen his basketball recruitment explode in the days following the first Nike EYBL session in Hampton, Va.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

the AAU basketball circuit switched into high gear this past weekend. Let’s check in on how Michigan State’s 2018 commits and targets performed.

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

While Michigan State coaches hit the road this weekend for the open recruiting period, a scholarship offer was extended close to home. ark “Rocket” Watts, a 2019 guard from Detroit Old Redford Academy, landed an offer from MSU, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

If there’s one thing that Tom Izzo knows to be true, it’s the importance of closing on a recruit early in the class to avoid what he’s facing this year. Michigan State is waiting to hear the decision of three top targets in 2017, and that’s something he’d rather get squared away early in the process. For reasons such as those, Izzo has hit the road to take care of some business in the 2018 and 2019 classes. He’s been checking in with top targets and one of them happens to be five-star small forward Keion Brooks.

Source: Spartan Avenue

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