"I was just looking at everything," Sherman said. "I took a lot of visits. I just took a step back and narrowed it down. Everything about Michigan State just felt right and that was the decision I needed to make."
"They were the front runner," he continued. "I never thought that I would have the opportunity to play for Michigan State. I didn't know if I was going to have that kind of opportunity, but when they showed interest and offered, I just stepped back and saw what a great opportunity it was."
The Kenton (Ohio) High standout, who is expected to fill a similar role as current junior Goran Suton, visited Michigan State a few different times and built a close relationship with Associate Head Coach Mark Montgomery.
"Michigan State is just a great school with a lot of tradition," Sherman said. "The coaching staff had a lot to do with it and they are all great coaches. Coach Izzo has been there and he's established himself as one of the best coaches in nation. It'll be great to play for him. Plus I want to go there and win championships."
Sherman, a three-star prospect on Scout.com, averaged 23 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks this past season. He plans to play with the Columbus Basketball Club this coming spring and summer.