3 weeks ago

Jaxon Kohler committed to Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball program on Sept. 19, as Zach Manning noted in his announcement piece. This late-developing and lightning fast recruitment is a fascinating development for Izzo as he builds his 2022 class and begins to look ahead to 2023.

Source: The Only Colors

4 weeks ago

On Saturday, Michigan State hosted over 25 recruits for the Stripe Out game against Nebraska. Two of those prospects were high-priority basketball recruits Braelon Green and Jeremy Fears Jr. The pair of 2023 four-star guards spent the evening with Tom Izzo and the hoops staff, along with the football recruits as well. Following the trip, Green took the time to talk to speak with Spartan Tailgate on how it went.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

The 2022 recruiting class for the Michigan State men’s basketball program just got a big addition, literally and figuratively, as four-star power forward Jaxon Kohler made his pledge to the Spartans. Kohler is rated as the No. 67 overall player in the 247 Sports Composite rankings and the No. 11 power forward. He is listed at 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

With Isaac Traudt committing to the University of Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 28, the staff will need to take some time to consider their next move in this recruiting cycle. The number of targets for this recruiting class has remained small over the entire cycle and that has been both positive — landing Tre Holloman in part because he was the only lead guard the staff recruited — and now a negative.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

Holloman has the physical profile of not only a high-major point guard but even an NBA lead guard. Holloman, at about 6-feet-2-inches, is not overly tall, or physically built, nor is he exceedingly quick. But he does have two essential qualities for a high-performing lead guard: he is long and he can change pace terrifically.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

3 months ago

Michigan State basketball fans received some very welcome news on Saturday when long-time recruiting target Trejuan Holloman announced his commitment to the Spartans. Holloman, a 4-star point guard in the 2022 recruiting class, is the No. 1 ranked player from the state of Minnesota in his class and the No. 70 ranked player overall.

Source: Spartans Wire

3 months ago

The race for Emoni Bates is nearing a conclusion. Bates, widely renowned as the nation’s top high school prospect in the class of 2022 is reclassifying into the 2021 class, according to social media national recruiting expert Joe Tipton and Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

Source: The State News

3 months ago

Holloman is a dual-sport star who Mel Tucker is also recruiting as a cornerback (he’s a top-500 football recruit) and he’s the No. 72 overall recruit and 11th-best point guard in the 2022 class, according to the 247Sports Composite. And on Friday, he got his first crystal ball prediction from Michigan State recruiting insider Justin Thind to the Spartans with a “5” confidence level.

Source: Spartan Avenue

3 months ago

The AAU basketball season is in full swing, and it is now the perfect opportunity for many college coaches to get out and start scouting. Tom Izzo has done exactly that, making recruiting a priority this month of July. Michigan State will look to fill out their 2022 recruiting class very soon, as well as getting a start on the very important 2023 class.

Source: Spartans Wire

4 months ago

4 months ago

Michigan State basketball is bringing in a pair of talented targets this week for official visits with stretch four Isaac Traudt and sharpshooter Jaden Schutt set to make their way to East Lansing in the final moments of spring.

Source: Spartan Avenue

4 months ago

While I recently examined the current state of the Spartans’ men’s basketball depth-chart, and while I gave an update on recruiting a little over a month ago, a number of developments on the recruiting front and across the college basketball landscape, more generally, lead me to write another recruiting update that also provides some insight into the future team-building strategy that Tom Izzo and his staff appear to have settled on for at least the next couple of years.

Source: The Only Colors

5 months ago

It’s open season for college basketball recruiting once again. More than a year after all in-person recruiting shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA dead period is ending on Tuesday, June 1. For college basketball, that means recruiting will enter a “quiet period”, during which prospects can visit campus and have face-to-face conversations with coaches.

Source: mlive.com

5 months ago

Is Michigan State gaining some momentum in one of the tougher recruiting areas in the country? That’s the hope, as the Spartans shoot for their second straight Chicago-area commit in as many recruiting classes. The Spartans are among the suitors for Jaden Schutt, a three-star shooting guard at Yorkville Christian High School in Illinois.

Source: mlive.com

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6 months ago

Pierre Brooks, Max Christie, and Jaden Akins make up one of the best recruiting classes in the country, and Michigan State is going to need all three to play big roles in 2021-22. In the final 247Sports rankings, all three Michigan State signees in 2021 moved into the top 60. This is the first time this happened as Brooks was in the 60-70 range for a while and Akins was No. 61 before his move to the No. 60 overall spot.

Source: Spartan Avenue

6 months ago

Michigan State basketball needed another forward on the roster for 2021 after losing Thomas Kithier to the transfer portal, and they have now landed the commitment of a raw prospect with a lot of upside. On Friday, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Peter Nwoke announced that he would be committing to the Spartans as a preferred walk-on (PWO).

Source: Spartans Wire

6 months ago

The Michigan State staff has been relatively slow to build this class to this point, despite the clear need for a sizable number of additions — Emoni Bates is currently the only member of the 2022 class committed to Michigan State, and we don’t quite know if he is going to reclassify to 2021, stick with the 2022 group or choose a different path. However, now that the country and college campuses are opening back up to some degree, recruits and schools are beginning to iron out visit schedules. Expect momentum to build quickly over the summer.

Source: The Only Colors

8 months ago

Tom Izzo has been very selective with who Michigan State has offered in the 2022 recruiting class. One of the few prospects that have received an offer from the Spartans so far is four-star Tarris Reed Jr. from St. Louis. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound Chaminade (MO) power forward currently holds offers from Florida, Ohio State, Iowa, and eight others, including MSU.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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