Not Once But Trice For MSU

Tom Izzo was a busy guy on Wednesday. After accepting a pledge from Branden Dawson, point guard and resident sniper, Travis Trice made it official.

Wednesday was a big day for the Michigan State Spartans. Following a campus visit, Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne guard Travis Trice committed to Michigan State.

"He feels great about it and feels great about the situation," Travis Trice, Sr., told "We got a chance to sit down and see where Travis fit in. They gave their take and they hadn't offered another guard.

"He made some changes to his body and he was good in July. Coach Izzo recruited him for three weeks. He got a chance to see Travis play in the neighborhood of 20 games. He called us in the summer, said he needed to watch some more and in Orlando Travis didn't disappoint him."

Last year as a junior, Trice smoked it from 3-point range to the tune of 43 percent. He shot it that well at the AAU Nationals and his accuracy helped him earn his scholarship. Minnesota, Richmond, Penn State, Northern Iowa, Toledo and Dayton made the final cut.

For Trice, it's about intangibles. "The intangibles that Travis brings to the game is the reason why Coach Izzo fell in love with him."

Ironically, Trice or another guard wasn't initially in Izzo's plans. The Spartans staff got familiar with his game as they watched them both with SYF on the circuit.

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