Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges announced that he will be declaring for the NBA draft on Wednesday morning.
Bridges, who was a likely lottery pick if he had gone pro after last season, will be signing with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.
“God couldn’t have placed me in a better place for these last two years,” Bridges said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Izzo and the rest of the coaching staff for giving a skinny kid from Flint a chance to play at such a legendary program.”
Bridges was the preseason National Player of the Year and finished the season as an all-american, although his season did not quite go as planned; Michigan State lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament, and Bridges only reinforced that he is a player that thrives on playing a role as opposed to being a star.
He’s likely going to end up being a late lottery pick this year.
Michigan State will now await an announcement from freshman Jaren Jackson, a projected top five pick, as to whether or not he will be entering the NBA draft.