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Michigan State Basketball Has No. 1 Recruiting Class With Miles Bridges Commitment

Tom Izzo is already one of the best college basketball coaches in history. What can he do with blue chip talent all over the floor? We're about to find out.

The Spartans landed their fourth blue chip player of the 2016 recruiting class moments ago, in five-star small forward Miles Bridges. With his decision, Scout has bumped Michigan State to No. 1 in their 2016 basketball team rankings, according to Evan Daniels.

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Brian Snow has more on this potentially-ridiculous class, which may not be full yet.

Michigan State now has the top class in the country. The four-man group, all of which are in the top 50 overall, features two five-star prospects and two-four star prospects. The latest to join in is No. 11 overall Miles Bridges. Bridges, a Flint native, joined the fold to give the Spartans more star power than they have ever had in a class.


That group all in one class is something that hasn’t really been seen in East Lansing at one time. However things might not be done yet. There is still one more native of Michigan that could seriously entertain the Spartans.

The player who could round out this class is Josh Jackson, the No. 2 overall prospect. Now Jackson keeps things very close to the vest within the media, but behind the scenes he has told a few people that if Bridges were to join the already impressive class in East Lansing that he would strongly consider coming as well.

Scout, Rivals, and 247Sports have not updated the rankings on their sites yet, but the Spartans should have a good shot to vault to No. 1 across the board, ahead of recruiting powers Duke and Kentucky. Look out Big Ten. Somehow, Michigan State may still be improving.