At 6-foot-5 Bess has the ability to play multiple positions on the perimeter. He is a good athlete who can guard, and really handles the ball well. His versatility led to the Spartans offering along with other finalists Dayton and Kansas State.
In the end Bess loved his visit, and knew Michigan State was the spot for him.
"Basically I just fell in love with the place," said Bess. "It is a good situation for me and I think I can fit in with the team."
In the past Tom Izzo has thrived with versatile players on the perimeter, and he feels Bess fits that mold perfectly.
"They say they love my ability to play the one, two, or three," said Bess. "The coaches told me I would mainly be playing the two and three, but because of my IQ I can move to the one as well."
Bess also said that the opportunity to play for Izzo was huge.
"It's just a blessing and a great opportunity to have a Hall of Fame coach recruiting me," said Bess. "To be able to go there and play for him is just a blessing."
Now Bess joins fellow three-star Lourawls Nairn in the Spartans recruiting class, and he says the goals remain the same in East Lansing.
"Coach Izzo said his goal is to go to the Final Four every year, and that is what I expect to do," noted Bess.