MSU adds Goins as preferred walk-on

Warren Mott power forward averaged a double-double in his senior year, earning first-team all-state honors.

Michigan State and Tom Izzo added a fourth member to its 2014 recruiting class on Monday.

Warren Mott power forward Kenny Goins accepted a walk-on spot with the Spartans, according to his AAU coach Michael Allie.

Goins averaged 21.2 points, 14.9 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game as a senior and was named first-team all-state in Class A. He held offers from Central Michigan, Oakland, Ball State and Buffalo among others.

According to Allie, he had a double-double in all his games this season, including two triple-doubles.

The 6-foot-8 power forward led Mott to the state quarterfinals, where it fell to Bloomfield Hills and Georgia commit Yante Maten. Goins had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the 74-68 loss.

Izzo said in his season wrap-up press conference that the Spartans might add a big body inside in the 2014 class.

"If we can either get a decent power forward big guy, somebody for the future we will," he said on April 1.

Goins brings strength to the program off the court as well, as he was class president all four years in high school and had a 29 on the ACT.

He joins Lincoln (Ohio) Gahanna wing Javon Bess and Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kansas) duo Lourawls Nairn (point guard) and Marvin Clark (small forward) in the Spartans' 2014 class.


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