Michigan State might get a second season from star freshman Miles Bridges, a potential first round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
ESPN's Fran Fraschilla appeared on Jamie & Stoney on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit to discuss the Spartans, and he said that he believes Bridges, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, will return for a second season.
From CBS Detroit:
“I’ve seen Miles twice this year. I would never tell him what to do because if he’s going to be the 14th pick in the draft and become an instant millionaire, you have to take a long, hard look at that, based on getting hurt later on in his college career. But I have a sneaking suspicion – not knowing anything, not talking to Tom Izzo – I have a sneaking suspicion and a guess that he might come back,” Fraschilla told the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket.
An even better source than Fraschilla is Bridges' father Raymond Bridges, who made similar comments to WLNS last week.
Via Land of 10:
Bridges’ father, Raymond, told WLNS in Lansing that he thinks Bridges will be back at Michigan State, and that if they get some big men back, they can be really dangerous with his son on the wing.
“Yeah. Another good year. Bring a couple more big men in. Let him run the wing,” Raymond Bridges said.
When asked if Miles would be back, Raymond said, “Yeah. Yeah.”
Michigan State isn't usually a program that thrives with one-and-done players, so fans of schools like Duke and Kentucky would probably tell them to wait until the NBA Draft declaration deadline passes before celebrating. However, the fact that Bridges is even considering a return has to be exciting for the Michigan State faithful... and Tom Izzo.
Miles Bridges is averaging 16.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game for Michigan State this season.