Considered by many to be a potential lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges announced he would be staying another year in East Lansing.
— Spartan Avenue (@SpartanAvenueFS) April 13, 2017
In his first year at Michigan State, the 6-foot-7 Bridges averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Almost immediately after setting foot on Sparty’s campus, Bridges was depended on to grow up fast and become a leader for a young Michigan State squad right away.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Bridges decided to return for his sophomore year due to the fact he announced on Twitter earlier this morning he had an announcement that stated “I’ve got something to say. It’s not about me, It’s about us.”
Not only does Bridges’ return mean he’ll be able to improve his draft stock over the next year. But, as of right now, Bridges is a surefire All-American candidate for next year, and Michigan State might as well be considered as a top five team at this point.
In addition to Bridges, all of Tom Izzo’s heralded 2016 recruiting class will be coming back next year along with a solid 2017 group led by 5-star forward Jaren Jackson Jr.
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