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College basketball keeps changing, but Tom Izzo hopes he can keep his program near the top of the sport by offering stability in the face of chaos around him. That was the approach, the Hall of Fame Michigan State coach said, when he assembled one of the highest-rated recruiting classes in the program’s history over this past summer.

Source: MLive.com

4 weeks ago

Michigan State’s 2023 basketball class finds itself as the No. 2 team in the country according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings after ESPN updated their rankings. It is unlikely that Michigan State adds any more prospects to the class and looks like it will remain a four-man class featuring five-star center Xavier Booker, four-star point guard Jeremy Fears, four-star forward Coen Carr, and four-star forward Gehrig Normand.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

The updated 247Sports recruiting rankings hit the internet on Monday and almost every single Michigan State pledge in the class jumped up a number of spots. The only commit who didn’t rise? Xavier Booker who went from No. 3 to No. 6. It’s not a big drop, but it can’t be hated on that much because he’s still so highly touted and Rivals’ updated rankings have him No.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 month ago

The decently-athletic, sharp-shooting guy from the Fort Worth area makes a comparison to former Spartan Matt McQuaid really easy and the haunting nemesis of Javin DeLaurier’s sleepless nights actually has already connected well with Normand on his recent visit to East Lansing. There are distinct differences between the two players, though, and a bit more to know about Normand.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Coen Carr hails from Stockbridge, Georgia, but has mentioned that he has been a fan of the Oregon Ducks ever since he was eight years old. Nike U actually showed some interest in him but didn’t really follow up on the pursuit. There were a number of other prominent programs recruiting Carr, though, including North Carolina State, UConn, Indiana, Tennessee, and LSU, among many others.

Source: The Only Colors

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Listen to “*Gehrig Normand, Michigan State basketball commit for the 2023 class” on Spreaker.

2 months ago

Tom Izzo is catching up to Mel Tucker in a banner summer of recruiting for both Michigan State programs. Four-star 2023 prospect Coen Carr announced his commitment to the Spartans basketball program Tuesday night. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward chose MSU over finalists Indiana, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

Remember the “Tom Izzo is washed” crowd? It’s nearly gone extinct over the past couple of weeks. Five-star big man Xavier Booker committed to Michigan State over Indiana, four-star athletic sharpshooting wing Gehrig Normand picked the Spartans just days after getting an offer, and now four-star freak athlete Coen Carr looks to be well on his way to joining the already-loaded 2023 class. Right now, the class is almost perfectly balanced.

Source: Spartan Shadows

2 months ago

As the 2022-2023 offseason progresses for the Michigan State men’s basketball program, and as the class of 2023 begins to round into shape with the excitement of the recent commitments of Xavier Booker and Gehrig Normand (who join Jeremy Fears Jr.), MSU fans can, at least tentatively, sketch out what the 2023-2024 season will look like, on paper.

Source: The Only Colors

2 months ago

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In the past week, the Spartans picked up commitments from five-star power forward Xavier Booker and four-star small forward Gehrig Normand. Those two joined four-star point guard Jeremy Fears, who committed to the Spartans earlier this year. With those three players, the Spartans now hold the No. 4 recruiting class in the 2023 cycle, according to 247Sports.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

The train keeps rolling for Tom Izzo’s Spartans as his staff has managed to land another top 150 prospect. This time it is three-star swingman Gehrig Normand who announced his commitment to Michigan State this evening.“Coach Izzo has always been texting and calling me to see how I am,” Normand said. “He has given me time to make my decision but I knew I was going to be a Spartan after I left that campus.”

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 months ago

2 months ago

Justin Thind is joined by Xavier Booker’s AAU coaches Chris Scott and Mike Saunders. The George Hill All-Day co-directors talk about what Michigan State & head coach Tom Izzo did to land the five-star big-man, what MSU fans can expect out of Booker, and a lot more…

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Two years ago, Tom Izzo landed the top player in the nation. On Saturday, Michigan State basketball’s head coach may have done it again, this time for the 2023 class. Xavier Booker announced Saturday his commitment to the Spartans on Instagram. The 6-foot-10, 205-pound power forward from Indianapolis chose MSU over his other nine finalists Michigan, Purdue, Ohio State, Indiana, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Oregon, Cincinnati and Auburn.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 months ago

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