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The ripple effect of Miles Bridges returning to Michigan State

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If you haven’t heard – Miles Bridges – the Michigan State freshman phenom, is returning next year to play for the Spartans, instead of going to the NBA. Miles announced his decision last Thursday, saying, “I have personal goals here. I want to win a national championship.” My guess is – he heard and read my pleas for him to stay. (Click here to read my whining)

According to Chris Solari and the Lansing State Journal, with Bridges staying, the Spartan’s odds in Vegas to win the NCAA championship immediately went from 20-1 to 10-1. And, not only are the odds better, but this will attract a lot of players who smell some titles coming. On Saturday, according to MLive.com, Jack Hoiberg, the son of Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg, announced he would be turning down a full golf scholarship at the University of South Dakota to be a walk-on in the MSU basketball program next year. I don’t know if Miles Bridges’ decision had anything to do with Hoiberg’s decision, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt. And a coach of that caliber sending his kid to play at MSU says a lot about Coach Izzo and the program. And THAT should bring in some more high level recruits.

I’m looking forward to November – and not just for deer season now.

 

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