4 days 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

4 days 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

1 week 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

2 weeks ago

Two of Michigan State’s primary remaining 2018 recruiting targets are getting closer to making their decisions. Prospects Luguenetz Dort and Aaron Henry both released finalist lists on Sunday that included Michigan State.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

After the last weekend that coaches are able to evaluate class of 2018 prospects, Michigan State put out another offer to potentially expand its already large class.Aaron Henry, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound forward from Indianapolis, announced a scholarship offer from the Spartans on Monday night.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

Talen Horton-Tucker’s list of scholarship offers expanded to more than a dozen as two schools joined the mix on Monday.Michigan State was one of them. Horton-Tucker, a 2018 small forward from Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, announced via Twitter on Monday night that he received an offer from Michigan State, followed by one from Florida State. He now has 13 total offers, per 247Sports, including Northwestern, Illinois and Ohio State.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

Just over a year ago, Gabe Brown contemplated giving up basketball for good. Yet, just over a year later, Brown has blossomed into one of the top high school basketball players in the state and is committed to Michigan State’s 2018 class. The night and day transition for Brown over the course of the last year is inspiring as he has elevated himself in the face of tragedy. His quest to become a great basketball player is his own. His quest to be a Spartan was for his father.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

With only a couple short breaks to rest during his second 32 minutes of basketball in less than 14 hours, point guard and Michigan State recruit Foster Loyer scored 15 points, hit three times from 3-point range, handed out four assists and directed his team to a 17-point victory in a pool-play game at the 2017 Nike EYBL Peach Jam. All this looked like it might present a bit of a problem for his father.

Source: Sporting News

1 month ago

Tom Izzo has an eye for talent. Just one day after missing out on four-star forward Brandon Johns, the Hall of Fame head coach got a commitment from Marcus Bingham Jr. Michigan State fans didn’t quite see how that was a win for the Spartans, but it’s becoming more evident now.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 month ago

Michigan State 2018 commit Gabe Brown suffered a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for the rest of the AAU season. The small forward said he will be healthy by the time his high school season rolls around, however. Brown, a four-star recruit and the No. 5 player from Michigan in the 2018 class, committed to the Spartans on June 20

Source: Land of 10

2 months ago

That makes four 4-stars in MSU’s loaded 2018 class Get this 2018 recruiting class checked out by a doctor, because it simply cannot stop growing. The Spartans picked up commitment No. 4 — its second commit this month — in Grand Rapids Catholic Central 4-star power forward Marcus Bingham Jr.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

Sam and Rod are back to talk about MSU’s addition of rangy wing Gabe Brown to the 2018 recruiting class. We also talk:

  • What’s left for the 2018 class
  • Davion Williams’ two-sport potential
  • Draymond, Gary Harris, Denzel, and other NBA Spartans


Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

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