Spartan Hoops Extends Offer To Two More

After extending their first two scholarship offers to point guard Patrick Lucas-Perry and center James "Zach" Price, Michigan State was not done with their early moves to grab talent for the class of 2011. Get Inside to find out about the latest offers that the Spartans have extended.

SAGINAW - After extending their first two scholarship offers to point guard Patrick Lucas-Perry and center James "Zach" Price, Michigan State was not done with their early moves to grab talent for the class of 2011.

This past weekend, two players from Detroit Southeastern, point guard Brandan Kearney and forward Percy Gibson took unofficial visits to the campus and both came away with scholarship offers, GSN has learned.

The offer to Kearney is not a surprise.

The 6-foot-5 small forward is one of the top prospects in the class, but according to reports from GoBlueWolverine.com, it appeared that Kearney was leaning very heavily and nearing a commitment to the University of Michigan.

But in the words of ESPN's Lee Corso "not so fast my friend."

According to sources close to Kearney his visit appeared to be more than just a fact-finding tour. While it was unofficial, it appeared his interest in Michigan State is geniune according to sources close to his AAU program.

Whatever the case, there's no disputing one thing, Kearney has had a great summer. He was selected to play for the USA u-16 developmental team that won the Gold in competition against teams from all over the globe.

The offer to the 6-foot-8, 230-pound power forward Percy Gibson is somewhat surprising but yet another sign of the Spartans coaching staff interest in and cultivation of the fruitful Detroit talent base.

Gibson turned some heads at the Pitt Jam Fest, showing solid interior moves, a nose for rebounding and ability to get up and down the floor. He averaged 13 points per game for Southeastern

One of the directors of Team Detroit told us that both players were extremely happy coming away with scholarship offers from the Spartans.

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