Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo received his first verbal commitment for the class of 2017 on Thursday morning.

He is Jaren Jackson, Jr., the son of former NBA player Jaren Jackson.  He's a 6-10 power forward out of Indiana.

Jackson can officially sign with the Spartans in November.

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