Michigan State’s 2016 recruiting class ranked among the best in the country thanks to a quartet of 4- and 5-star prospects. However, one of them stands out among the rest, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
Freshman forward Miles Bridges on Wednesday was included on Rothstein’s list of the top 20 impact freshmen for the 2016-17 college basketball season. He was the only Big Ten player mentioned.
“A prototypical ‘hybrid forward,’ the 6-foot-7 Bridges will play multiple spots for Michigan State during the upcoming season,” Rothstein wrote.
Bridges was a 5-star recruit, the nation’s third-ranked small forward and a top-15 prospect nationally at Huntington Prep (W.Va.). He chose Michigan State over Indiana and Kentucky. He is joined in this season’s incoming class by 5-star guard Joshua Langford, 4-star guard Cassius Winston, and 4-star forward Nick Ward.
The Spartans tip off their regular season Nov. 11 against Arizona in Hawaii.