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Michigan State basketball’s 2020 recruiting class has looked the same since November when Mady Sissoko and AJ Hoggard officially signed on to become Spartans. Tuesday brought about the final 247Sports Composite team rankings adjustment for the class of 2020, which placed MSU’s two-man class at No. 43 nationally.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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1 month ago

Malik Hall has been referred to as one. Mady Sissoko as well. A.J. Hoggard, too. Quite a few others. And the latest has been Pierre Brooks. All of them are “OKGs” – our kind of guys. Tom Izzo and his coaching staff have adapted the term pretty frequently in recent years. It defines the virtues which they want to see in a potential recruit and everything they look for in a typical Michigan State Spartan basketball player.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Five-star Canadian point guard Karim Mane has submitted his paperwork to become eligible for this summer’s draft, he told ESPN on Thursday. But Mane said he will retain college eligibility and indicated he might need a guarantee from a team to be drafted in order to stay in.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

Detroit native Pierre Brooks II commits to MSU as the first of the 2021 class. We also share some recruiting updates for the remainder of the class.

1 month ago

Pierre Brooks II is the sort of recruit Michigan State fans ought to be over the moon about — a four-star, top-100 kid, who looks built for the Big Ten and perhaps for the long haul at MSU. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Detroit Douglass committed to the Spartans on Wednesday, ahead of his senior year, choosing MSU over Michigan and Xavier.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 month ago

Pierre Brooks II is heading to East Lansing. The shooting guard from Detroit Douglass on Wednesday announced his commitment to Michigan State via Twitter, coach Tom Izzo’s first recruit for 2021. The 6-foot-5, 180-pound Brooks picked the Spartans over Michigan, Xavier, and 13 other offers. He is rated a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 96 player and No. 21 shooting guard according to 247Sports.com’s Composite rankings.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

The podcast returns with analysis on MSU football’s new commits, whether hoops can land Mane and Brooks, and NFL draft talk.

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2 months ago

Karim Mane, one of just three prospects ranked among the top 35 recruits in the country still available, is looking at five schools and still leaving open the option of declaring for the NBA Draft. “I’m just at the point where after the season I wanted to visit schools and make my decision right after the season but obviously I can’t do that right now so it might come down to making a decision without going to the schools,” Mane told 247Sports.

Source: 247 Sports

2 months ago

A month after the abrupt end to Cassius Winston’s record-breaking Michigan State career, the Spartans are still looking for someone to potentially step in and fill his shoes this fall. And the search for that player has led Tom Izzo outside of his typical recruiting footprint to Montreal, to see a player who has emerged in the last year as among the best high school points guard in the United States or Canada: Karim Mane.

Source: mlive.com

2 months ago

Since the college basketball season abruptly came to a close in early March due to the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve seen several big names enter the transfer portal and several big-name recruits expedite their commitment dates. Michigan State basketball is one of those teams looking to potentially tap into the portal as the Spartans are actively looking to add a guard to their 2020-21 roster.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Here are some potential options – and there are many more — should the Spartans look to bolster their backcourt in the coming weeks or months

Source: MLive.com

3 months ago

While MSU is pursuing five-star Canadian guard Karim Mane, 247Sports’ No. 25 overall player in the 2020 class, it’s also keeping its options open on the transfer market. Harvard transfer point guard Bryce Aiken told 247Sports he’s hoping to hear from the Spartans, while Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported Friday that MSU has reached out to UNLV transfer guard Amauri Hardy.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 months ago

Karim Mane’s high school basketball career came to an end with the postponement of the Canadian national championships, which were set to begin Thursday. His college decision also got put on hold when the Big Ten last week put a moratorium on in-person recruiting because of the coronavirus crisis, and the U.S. and Canada agreed Wednesday to close their shared borders. Those two factors forced Mane to cancel a planned visit for next week to Michigan State basketball.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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6 months ago

Izzo traveled to Montreal on Friday, along with assistants Dwayne Stephens and Mike Garland, to watch Karim Mane, according to North Pole Hoops. Mane scored 28 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists.

Source: mlive.com

7 months ago

Tom Izzo is looking north of the border for his next recruit. Michigan State has offered 2021 big man Charles Bediako out of St. Catherines, Ontario. Bediako is a 6′ 11, 215 lbs. center and is rated as a four-star prospect by the 24/7 Sports composite rankings. Bediako is the No. 6 center in the class of 2021 and No. 40 overall prospect.

Source: Spartans Wire

7 months ago

Tom Izzo’s next batch of Michigan State basketball recruits have one thing in common. And a big reason he is happy with signing AJ Hoggard and Mady Sissoko. “I’m very pleased and happy with the two kids we got,” Izzo said Wednesday. “We definitely want guys that want to be here. And I think we got two guys that definitely want to be here.”
Source: Detroit Free Press

7 months ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team has received signed National Letters of Intent from AJ Hoggard (Coatesville, Pa./Huntington Prep [W.Va.]) and Mady Sissoko (Bafoulabe, Mali, West Africa/Wasatch Academy [Utah]).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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