After his freshman season at Robert Morris, 6-foot-11 center Braden Burke announced that he is heading back closer to home to be a preferred walk-on at Michigan State.
Burke, who averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in just over 15 minutes per game for the Colonials, will have to sit out the 2017-18 season for the Spartans, and will then have three seasons of eligibility for Tom Izzo's club.
He made his announcement via Twitter on Wednesday night.
Burke, a Stevensville, Michigan native, was a star at Lakeshore High School before playing at Robert Morris. As a senior, he averaged 19.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per game and made a run to the state championship game.
He seems like a potential candidate to receive a scholarship down the road if he can turn into a contributor for the Spartans. Either way, a 6-foot-11 local star seems like a good flier for Izzo to take as potential frontcourt depth down the road.