The games give glimpses of what teams will likely bring to the table next season, although some teams like Class B champion Detroit Country Day played without a key players who were participating in the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis, MO.
While others, like defending Class A state champions, Saginaw brought their entire roster. There were also a couple of Spartan commits, Delvon Roe and Korie Lucious making the trip to their future home.
Go Spartans.net was there and here's some of the players that the Michigan State staff has on their radar and a look at some that are emerging blip mode.
Saginaw's 6'6 forward Draymond Green ‘08 has drawn offers from many schools over the last few months and one of those schools, of course is Michigan State.
Head Coach Tom Izzo and staff were on hand to watch Saginaw multiple times of Friday and I thought Green played alright against lesser competition.
He was unable to compete on Saturday after sustaining an ankle injury Friday. The versatile forward also arrived in East Lansing a day before the games started. There have been reports that he will make his decision in the near future.
While, Green is the state's best player, Battle Creek Central's 6-foot-10 Jason Washburn (class of ‘08) is potentially the best big man. He hustled his way through games and he's building confidence in his teammates, so they feed him the ball in the post more often than four months ago.
Washburn's best basketball assets at this point in time are shot blocking and ability to run the floor. He needs to add more weight as he probably weighs in around 230-lbs.
That was evident as he battled against one of Michigan's best post player's in '09, Derrik Nix. He likes Michigan State a lot and it depends how much potential the Spartan staff sees in him whether or not they offer Washburn.
Roe and Lucious played for Wisconsin DTA and won the championship in this tournament style format. Lucious showed quickness throughout and the willingness to score. While Lucious played well, Roe only played Saturday and was a beast on the blocks and in transition. I suspect that Spartan fans in attendance were very proud of what the future will bring.
Another emerging big man emerging on the Spartan radar is the previously mentioned 6-foot-8 300-lbs Nix of Detroit Murray Wright. He has great hands and has a soft touch around the hoop.
Nix raised eyebrows as he showcased his ball-handling skills on Breslin's main court in front of the Spartan staff and looked to drive to the hoops and score in his matchup with Washburn.
While he needs to drop a few pounds in order to keep pace after three or four minutes , he's lost weight in the last year so it appears he has the determination necessary to be a player.
GSN will keep you posted on the happenings of these players and more that have drawn the interest of the Michigan State.