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2 weeks ago

Michigan State has found its big man to pair with point guard Jalen Terry in the 2020 recruiting class. Four-star center Mady Sissoko publicly announced his commitment to the Spartans Tuesday night. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound native of Mali chose MSU over other finalists Kansas, BYU and Memphis.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State is starting big when it comes to its official visitors this fall. Mady Sissoko, a four-star center originally from Mali, will take an official visit to East Lansing this weekend, according to 247sports. It’s one of three official visits he’s set to take this fall. Sissoko visited Kansas last month and Memphis earlier this week. He’s rated the No. 36 player in the country in the 247sports composite.

Source: mlive.com

2 months ago

Ypsilanti Lincoln freshman sensation Emoni Bates scores 31 points in a Division 1 MHSAA state semifinal on Friday, March 15, 2019. Bates has been on Tom Izzo’s radar for years. NBA scouts’ as well. The Ypsilanti Lincoln forward now has a Michigan State basketball offer, according to a post on Bates’ Twitter feed Friday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

4 months ago

The latest revisions to the Top247 rankings for the 2020 basketball recruiting cycle are here as the prospects gear up for their final year of high school.MSU’s lone commitment in the class, four-star point guard Jalen Terry, checks in at No. 58 in the updated rankings. The Flint Beecher standout was previously ranked as the No. 29 prospect in the country. Terry became the first player to give his pledge to Tom Izzo’s program on April 2. The latest updates brought about a mixed bag for a handful of other MSU targets in the cycle.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 months ago

It’s officially recruiting season and Michigan State is off to a busy start. The Spartans coaching staff offered three new class of 2020 prospects in the last week. The offers come after they were out on the road for the first evaluation period of the year last weekend.

Source: mlive.com

5 months ago

Combo guard Rocket Watts, the highest-ranked player in MSU’s class, checked in at No. 38 overall, one spot below his previous ranking. Power forward Julius Marble of Dallas Jesuit saw the biggest bump to make his way into the Top247, going from No. 339 to 192 overall. And forward Malik Hall moved up 13 spots to No. 71 overall.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

5 months ago

Michigan State is already widely picked as the preseason No. 1 team in the country for 2019-20, as it brings back Cassius Winston and plenty of other veterans from a Final Four team. But there’s the possibility this roster could get even better before November.

Source: mlive.com

5 months ago

Two of the most coveted transfers in college basketball are reportedly set to take a visit to East Lansing. Marquette transfers Joey and Sam Hauser plan to visit Michigan State as they search for their next school to attend, according to a Tuesday report from CBS Sports. The two will also visit Wisconsin, Virginia, and Iowa, according to the report.

Source: mlive.com

5 months ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team has received a signed National Letter of Intent from Mark “Rocket” Watts Jr. (Detroit, Mich./SPIRE Academy [Ohio]). Watts is the second signed recruit for the Spartans, joining Malik Hall (Aurora, Ill./Sunrise Christian Academy [Kan.]), who signed in the Fall.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 months ago

Few people if any know more about Michigan State’s basketball program and Jalen Terry’s individual game than Marquise Gray. Gray played for the Spartans from 2005-09 and is currently an assistant coach at Flint Beecher, where Terry will play for one more season before heading to Michigan State in the fall of 2020.

Source: mlive.com

6 months ago

As Michigan State prepared to play in the Final Four this weekend, the Spartans received a pledge for the future. Guard Jalen Terry of Flint Beecher announced he was committing to Michigan State, giving the Spartans their first commitment for the 2020 class. The 5-foot-10 Terry is a four-star prospect who is ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan, the 16th point guard in the nation and No. 102 overall by 247sports.com.

Source: Detroit News

7 months ago

Michigan State has added a third member to its 2019 recruiting class. Senior power forward Julius Marble of Dallas Jesuit announced Sunday his commitment to the Spartans. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Marble was in East Lansing this weekend on his official visit. He joins four-star forward Malik Hall, who is already signed, and four-star combo guard Rockett Watts, who is signing in April, in MSU’s 2019 class.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

7 months ago

Michigan State basketball’s 2019 commitment Mark “Rocket” Watts told stockrisers.com on Tuesday that he plans to sign his letter of intent with the Spartans on April 17 in Detroit. That is the first day of the regular signing period that runs until May 15. The 4-star combo guard, currently playing at SPIRE Academy in suburban Cleveland, is ranked the No. 32 player overall according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings.

Source: Detroit Free Press

9 months 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

Source: mlive.com

9 months 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.

Source: mlive.com

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10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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.

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