Will Richard Howell Join Chris Allen at MSU?

Now the Spartan staff has been working hard to continue that trend by recruiting one of the country's most talented rising juniors, Richard Howell, Jr.

EAST LANSING - 6-foot-7, athletic, nice frame, and a basketball build. These attributes can be found in current MSU soon-to-be-sophomore Raymar Morgan, as well in-coming freshman Durrell Summers(albeit at 6-foot-5) and looking further down the road towards recent Spartan left-handed commit and rising high-school senior Delvon Roe.

Anyone notice a trend?

Now the Spartan staff has been working hard to continue that trend by recruiting one of the country's most talented rising juniors, Richard Howell, Jr.

There are multiple reasons to like this hard working basketball player. I have to say hard-working because talent like this isn't found every day.

Howell, Jr. handles the ball well, attacks the basket with vigor, and has a knack for scoring and being around the ball. Even when he made mistakes such as losing his dribble, he stuck with his opponent and regained possession. He also brings that "go after it" determination when crashing the boards.

Here are his results in two games with the World Wide Renegandes, the first in a win against the Maryland Crusaders and the second in a loss to the Michigan Mustangs to end the Renegade's title hopes he scored 19 and then 18, with 26 rebounds over the two games.

Not too shabby.

If, the Georgia based World Wide Renegade team name sounds familiar to Green-and-White fans, it should. This is the same AAU organization that incoming freshman Chris Allen played with.

He has many wing capabilities already and with two full years to improve on his talents, he should be that much better when he enters the realm of the NCAA.

Here's the kicker for MSU fans, this unselfish young star has four teams on his radar as of now, MSU, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. MSU is #1 on that list.

The Renegade team is made up of players young enough to play on 16u level but, this weekend they played up at the 17u level.

The athletic wing told GSN, "(Playing up) motivates me to play hard."

Like the recruits before him, those are the kind of words that Michigan State Head Coach Tom Izzo and his staff like to hear.


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