Power forward Marquise Gray from Flint Beecher, point guard Drew Neitzel from Wyoming Park and Goran Suton of Lansing Eastern all signed official letters of intent yesterday binding them to the Spartans.
Now that the letters were officially signed, coach Izzo could take the wraps off and speak on the record about the class. "One thing I've really appreciated about all three of these guys is once we got them here, they were dying to be here," Izzo said.
But most of the talk centered around two players who could take up the remaining scholarship Izzo has left, Detroit Renaissance guard Malik Hairston who is still taking visits and Grand Ledge big man Al Horford, son of former NBA star Tito Horford.
"We definitely have one more (scholarship), and I'd definitely like to use it if we can get the right guy," Izzo said. "We will not use it just to use it, which makes sense. There are only a couple people we would use it on."
Are you listening Malik?
Izzo would love to have a big guard to serve as an eventual replacement to Flint star . Meanwhile, Suton is expected to fill the spot vacated by early exit Erazem Lorbek who elected to play professionally in Europe. At 6' 10" Suton will team with 6' 9" Paul Davis (if he returns for his junior season) and 6' 11" freshman Drew Naymick to give the Green and White some imposing size up front.
The shifty-quick Neitzel is expected to give the Spartans the true point guard that they haven't had in years. Neitzel loves to pass but has the ability to fill it up from the perimeter