8 hours 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

12 hours 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

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14 hours 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks ago

Four-star power forward Malik Hall announced his top three Tuesday, and Michigan State and Purdue remain in the mix. Oregon is the third school.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

But while the 2018 class might be missing a high school All-American, that hardly means its devoid of talent. In fact, the Spartans had the 17th-ranked class in the nation, according to 247sports.com, while three players were ranked as four-star prospects.

Source: Detroit News

2 months ago

Rod is back from Europe and joins Sam to discuss Rocket Watts’ commitment, his game, and what it means for MSU.

Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months ago

“Clearly, there’re a couple really big fish out there that they’re chasing after,” said Eric Bossi, Rivals.com national basketball analyst. “They’re in as good a position as they could hope to be as all the visits and stuff like that start. That’s with Vernon Carey and Isaiah Stewart. Two dominant low-post scorers.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Just days after landing his first 2019 commitment in four-star guard Rocket Watts after he paid him a visit, Tom izzo is hitting the road yet again to check in on five-star big man Vernon Carey Jr.

Source: Spartan Avenue

2 months ago

Mark (Rocket) Watts has entrusted his future into the hands of Hall of Fame basketball coach Tom Izzo. That means he better be ready to become a point guard and take the constructive criticism that comes with it.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 months ago

With Rod in Europe for a work trip, Sam jumps on for a solo podcast to break down how MSU’s newest commitment, the sweet-shooting Rocket Watts, fits into MSU’s roster going forward and what his commitment means for this recruiting class.


Source: The Final Four Is Not On The Schedule

2 months ago

Michigan State’s wait for its first member of the 2019 recruiting class is over. Mark “Rocket” Watts, a four-star guard from Detroit, announced his commitment to Michigan State on Saturday night on his Instagram page.

Source: MLive.com

2 months ago

Even though head basketball coach Tom Izzo does not currently have any commitments for the 2019 or 2020 class, he is getting a head start on some of the top talents in 2021. In Michigan alone, the 2021 and 2022 classes are stocked with an abundance of game. Sparty UP and Coming spoke with one of those uber-talented Sophomores, Pierre Brooks II.

Source: Sparty UP and Coming

3 months ago

College basketball overhauled its rules for recruiting and official visits earlier this month, and Michigan State could see a quick benefit as a result. Vernon Carey, the No. 2 prospect in the country in the class of 2019, is likely to take a second official visit to Michigan State in the coming months, Rivals.com reported on Wednesday.

Source: MLive.com

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