Impact: Lourawls Nairn

MSU needed a point guard in this class and landed one Thursday, but what did they get and what does Nairn mean for the 2014 class?

Michigan State fans have watched the frustration grow with basketball recruiting grow in recent months with various twists and turns.

That frustration died down Thursday when the Spartans addressed a position of need at point guard as they added Lourawls Nairn.

The 2014 point guard chase bounced around for the Spartans, as Tyus Jones moved on, then Tyler Ulis committed to Kentucky. Even Quentin Snider picked Illinois. At that point, MSU locked in on Nairn and got him to campus for a visit on September 13. He received an offer at that point.

The Spartans desperately needed to bring a point guard in for the 2014 class as Keith Appling will graduate following this season.

Travis Trice will be on the roster and in his senior season in 2014. Denzel Valentine, who can play the point and did some last year, will be a junior.

Nairn adds a different skill set to the position and is more of a pure point guard on both ends of the court, with the size to play tough defense and slashing ability.

His quickness brings flashes of former MSU point guard Kalin Lucas.

Scout.com national basketball analyst Evan Daniels said this about Nairn:

"Tum Tum has as good of speed as you'll find in high school basketball. End to end, he's a blur and loves to play fast. He's also tough, find ways to get into the paint and can create opportunities for his teammates."

MSU will continue working to add some big men to the class, with top targets including Kevon Looney, as the Spartans could lose four starters following the 2013 season.


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