Michigan State landed its main target of a potential No. 1 class on Saturday as in-state, five-star wing Miles Bridges committed to the Spartans during a press conference.
The 6-foot-6 Bridges, who plays his high school ball at powerhouse Huntington Prep in West Virginia, is regarded as the No. 11 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 and the versatile lefty power wing can play multiple spots on the floor. Michigan State was able to land Bridges after a heated recruitment that included official visits to his other finalists of Indiana and Kentucky.
Playing with The Family in the Nike EYBL this spring and summer, Bridges cemented himself as a legitimate All-American candidate with his strong play and ability to score from all over the floor. In 22 games, Bridges averaged 21 points, 9.1 rebounds and two assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the field.
Joining Bridges in Michigan State’s Class of 2016 is five-star guard Josh Langford, four-star point guard Cassius Winston and four-star big man Nick Ward. While the Spartans haven’t reeled in consistent five-star talent over the last few classes, the last two groups have wielded three potential All-Americans and there is a major talent influx happening for head coach Tom Izzo’s program.
Now the big question becomes if Michigan State can convince five-star wing Josh Jackson to stay in Michigan. Jackson and his family have played things close to the vest during the recruiting process, but the Spartans certainly have an attractive group in place to surround Jackson with.