Nairn chooses Michigan State

2014 guard Lourawls Nairn picked the Spartans over IU, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Lourawls Nairn is headed to East Lansing.

The 2014 guard from Bel Aire (Kans.) chose Michigan State over Indiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma on Thursday morning at his high school.

"I knew it was the place for me as soon as I talked to coach Izzo," Nairn told Scout.com's Evan Daniels last night. "We had some great conversation. I knew I didn't want anyone to coach me in college basketball other than him."

"It's perfect for me," he added. "They run and they set a lot of ball screens and that's my game."

Nairn, a three-star recruit, is the 23rd-ranked point guard in the 2014 class. Michigan State was an appealing option for him because Tom Izzo and the Spartans can offer immediate playing time at the point when Keith Appling is no longer in the picture.

Indiana couldn't quite offer the same thing, though Tom Crean sold Nairn on the idea of playing in the same backcourt as Yogi Ferrell. Nairn seemed to believe that was a possibility, but ultimately chose the school with open playing time at his position.

Nairn choosing elsewhere isn't a huge hit to the Hoosiers. They already earned a commitment from Richmond (Va.) guard Robert Johnson last Friday, and he was a much more important recruit for Crean and IU.

Indiana is still in the mix for Marion guard James Blackmon Jr.


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