MSU Lands Trannon
Matt Trannon, one of the very best athletes in the country, will announce for Michigan State over Michigan on Friday at a 2 p.m. press conference.
According to his AAU coach, Chris Grier, Trannon based a large part of his decision on basketball despite the fact that he'll sign a football letter of intent. A Top 100 basketball prospect, Trannon might have been swayed to Michigan had his cousin JaQuan Hart been able to attend school in Ann Arbor. However, Hart failed to qualify and was not admitted.
Trannon's been a fixture on the AAU scene for the last three years. He's been a major contributor to Grier's program. A tremendous open court player and offensive rebounder, he's worked on his medium-range perimeter game and will be able to get minutes for the Spartans at some point in his college career.
Basketball-wise, he's a gift for the Spartans who don't have to use a basketball scholarship on him.
One of the highlights of Trannon's basketball career was an impressive performance at the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. He acted as a sparkplug for his team. He generates his offense with athleticism and energy and he's a warrior.
Trannon is the fourth Top 100 player, and third Top 50 recruit to join the Spartans' recruiting class this year. Tom Izzo already had commitments from power forward Paul Davis, shooting guard Maurice Ager and power forward Delco Rowley.