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Looking at the #3 Recruiting Class: Michigan State Spartans
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (9:35 AM CT, Wed November 25, 2015)
Langford will bring a scoring punch to MSU next year
Langford will bring a scoring punch to MSU next year
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

New York, NY (Future150) -- Last week, Future150 began to break down the top recruiting classes across the country. While Kentucky and Duke both have brought in stellar classes yet again, what Tom Izzo is doing in East Lansing can't be overlooked either. Take a look at what each member of the 2016 class will bring to the Spartans:

Miles Bridges (#9 in top-150), SF, Huntington Prep (WV): The crown jewel of this class, Bridges is an elite level athlete who has really just begun to put it all together. He is capable of scoring on all three levels and rebounds the ball at a high rate as well. His length will also allow him to be an above average defender down the road.

Josh Langford (#23 in top-150), SG, Madison Academy (AL): Langford is a hard-nosed slasher who will also be able to put points up from day one. His physical gifts will make him one of Izzo's favorite weapons from day one, and finishing through contact won't be an issue. 

Cassius Winston (#29 in top-150), PG, Detroit Jesuit (MI): The argument could be made that no player in this class is more important than Winston. While he is a high level scorer, he is also a very good point guard and defender as well. With very little depth at the lead guard position, Winston will be asked to play major minutes from the get-go.

Nick Ward (#52 in top-150), PF, Gahanna Lincoln (OH): Ward gives the Spartans a talented low-post scorer with great footwork and the ability to finish through contact. He is a good rebounder, although conditioning is a bit of a concern. In the end, he will be a nice replacement for Matt Costello down the line. 

This is a very balanced group overall, one that could take Michigan State on a deep tournament run through their careers. Next week, Future150 will continue with the #4 recruiting class in the country: Mississippi State.


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