The Rich Get Richer: MSU Basketball Lands Bridges
Three weeks ago, Tom Izzo and the Spartans basketball team landed a top recruit in-state to bolster their class of 2016. Now their cup is overflowing as they add Miles Bridges from Huntington Prep (WV).
Bridges made the announcement in his hometown of Flint at Mott Community College on Saturday.
From MLive's Eric Woodyard Bridges is quoted: “I could do my announcement anywhere else, but I wanted to pick where I’m from because it wouldn’t be right if I did it anywhere else,” Bridges said. “The people here in Huntington (West Virginia) love me and I love the city of Huntington, but there’s nothing that could compare to my hometown.
His junior year stat line reads, 15.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.8 blocks and 2.3 steals per game against national competition.
Some of the reasons he chose Michigan State:
Cassius Winston (another MSU recruit in this class) was his AAU teammate.
Other schools considered were Kentucky and Indiana, coming home played a big role in this decision it appears.
Mchigan State makes a top recruiting class even better. Bridges, their fourth commitment in the 2016 class, vaults them ahead of Duke back into the lead for top 2016 recruiting class according to 247sports.
Is Izzo done though for the 2016 recruiting class? Maybe not.
Michigan State's 2016 recruitment class as it stands now:
G Josh Langford (5-stars, Madison, AL)
SF Miles Bridges (5-stars, Flint, MI/Huntington, WV)
PG Cassius Winston (4-stars, Detroit, MI)
PF Nick Ward (4-stars, Columbus, OH)
All four players are inside most top-50 lists across the country for 2016.