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Thomas Kithier makes early pledge to Michigan State frontcourt

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 the Spartans in June, and had also been tendered an offer from DePaul.

The Michigan State program is thin in the paint overall going forward, and adding a 220 pound prospect with two more years left of high school is a promising addition. Kithier isn’t a big name on the national radar just yet, but appears to have the burgeoning skill level Michigan State needs in their system.

Michigan State Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
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)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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