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Michigan State got on the board in the 2017 recruiting cycle in a major way on Thursday, securing a verbal commitment from 6′-10″ power forward Jaren Jackson of La Lumiere (IN), the No. 26 prospect in the class nationally. Jackson made the USA Basketball team over the summer and is one of the fastest rising players …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 15, 2016, 5:05 pm
Ohio State joined Arkansas as one of two high-major programs with three commitments in the 2018 class (incoming high school juniors), after hitting the daily-double on Saturday. Two in-state forwards and grassroots teammates for King James, Justin Ahrens and Darius Bazley both committed to the Buckeyes according to multiple reports. Ahrens and Bazley join Upper Arlington (OH) shooting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:44 pm
Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
Michigan beat out Michigan State and other programs to land in-state 6′-7″ combo forward Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central (MI) on Sunday. Livers is considered a borderline top 100 player, and joins touted shooting guard Jordan Poole and steady point guard Eli Brooks in the class to date for the Wolverines. The addition of Livers gives the Wolverines depth …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 3:29 am
On Thursday, Michigan State received good news as the Spartans nabbed an early commitment from 2018 forward Thomas Kithier of Dakota (MI). Michigan State has traditionally grabbed more than its fair share of in-state post players, even as early pledges, so Kithier makes sense in that regard. Kithier reportedly first garnered a scholarship offer from …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 2:27 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsLourawls Nairn (Jr)Lourawls Nairn (Sr)Cassius Winston (Jr)Cassius Winston (Sr)
Cassius Winston (Fr)Cassius Winston (So)
WingsEron Harris (Sr)Kyle Ahrens (Jr)Kyle Ahrens (Sr)Josh Langford (Sr)
Alvin Ellis (Sr)Matt McQuiad (Jr)Matt McQuiad (Sr)Miles Bridges (Sr)
Kyle Ahrens (So)Josh Langford (So)Josh Langford (Jr)
Matt McQuiad (So)Miles Bridges (So)Miles Bridges (Jr)
Josh Langford (Fr)
Miles Bridges (Fr)
PostsGavin Schilling (Sr)Kenny Goins (Jr)Kenny Goins (Sr)Nick Ward (Sr)
Ben Carter (Sr)Nick Ward (So)Nick Ward (Jr)Jaren Jackson (Jr)
Kenny Goins (So)Jaren Jackson (Fr)Jaren Jackson (So)Thomas Kithier (So)
Nick Ward (Fr)Thomas Kithier (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jaren Jackson6'-10"PFLa Lumiere (IN)HSVerbal

Class of 2018

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Thomas Kithier6'-8"PFDakota (MI)HSVerbal