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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 9:01

Jaren Jackson, the No. 26 overall prospect in the ESPN 100 rankings, has committed to play at Michigan State.

Ranked the No. 5 power forward in the Class of 2017, Jackson chose the Spartans over Georgetown, Maryland, Notre Dame and Purdue on Thursday, his 17th birthday.

"I didn't plan it this way," Jackson said. "I have done all my homework on each school ... and discussed everything with my family, and the timing just happened to land on my birthday," Jackson said. "When you have a Hall of Fame coach like Tom Izzo, it makes a statement about the program.

"Coach Izzo has established a culture and an attitude of winning and I want to be part of that. He does a great job at developing his talent too."

Izzo was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame over the weekend and made an immediate recruiting trip to see Jackson on Sunday after the ceremony. The visit made quite an impression on Jackson

Jaren Jackson, No. 26 recruit in ESPN 100, commits to Michigan State
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 15 Sep - 9:02

Good get. I think. Oh hell, I have no idea.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 9:03

Floyd Robertson wrote:Good get. I think. Oh hell, I have no idea.


6'10" and a lights out 3 point shooter. He should help.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 15 Sep - 9:05

man.. what great news to start my Thursday with..!!

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Post by DWags on Thu 15 Sep - 9:16

I'm only believing 20% of this story. Or 1/5th..

I'm 20% excited

I'm 1/5th sure it will help us

I'm 4/5th sure it won't effect any portion of my life whatsoever.

Go Green
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 15 Sep - 9:17

DWags wrote:I'm only believing 20% of this story. Or 1/5th..

I'm 20% excited

I'm 1/5th sure it will help us

I'm 4/5th sure it won't effect any portion of my life whatsoever.

Go Green
GO WHITE!!!
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Post by Clarett's Folly on Thu 15 Sep - 9:24

Based entirely on watching one 3 minute YouTube clip the kid seems gangly as hell. Already has more of an offensive game than Deyonta Davis but is nowhere near as athletic. Looks like a good player I guess. I don't know what he is, his frame suggests he's a 4 but he doesn't have that strength and explosion to bang in the paint. His offensive game suggests he's a 3 but I'm not sure he's quick enough to guard that position.
Either way he seems like a long-bodied well skilled player. Should be interesting.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu 15 Sep - 9:32

Called it!

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Post by TheReal_LWS on Thu 15 Sep - 9:37

Izzo doesn't rebuild, he reloads!
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Post by InTenSity on Thu 15 Sep - 9:41

Is this the kid from Saginaw?
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Post by tGreenWay on Thu 15 Sep - 9:47

DWags wrote:I'm only believing 20% of this story. Or 1/5th..

I'm 20% excited

I'm 1/5th sure it will help us

I'm 4/5th sure it won't effect any portion of my life whatsoever.

Go Green

I did the math and you are correct.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 9:47

InTenSity wrote:Is this the kid from Saginaw?

No, that's Bowen - perhaps the next domino.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 15 Sep - 9:49

InTenSity wrote:Is this the kid from Saginaw?
Sagi-heck-nawww..

Actually I have no idea where this fine young scholar athlete is from.. I just felt like posting something.

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 9:55

Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PF Jaren Jackson commits to Michigan State

What he brings: Jackson's long frame, athletic ability and deep shooting range make him a dream stretch power forward. He can make open shots beyond the arc and from the midrange areas as well. Jackson can also successfully defend the power forward position. His shot making ability sets up straight-line drives, which are hard for opposing, less mobile power forwards to defend. In the post Jackson scores equally as well with his lefty jump hook or smooth turnaround jumper over defenders. Jackson can rebound on both ends but favors the offensive glass. He also gets his share of blocked shots on the ball or coming to the aid of a teammate from the weak side. Jackson is a big time shooter for his size and has off-the-charts upside.

Who he reminds us of: Jackson's length, skill, face-up game, rebounding, shot blocking and overall versatility bring to mind a combination of Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat and Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers.
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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 10:01

Jaren Jackson Jr. picks Michigan State, gives Spartans a 5-star 2017 commitment

LA PORTE, Ind. -- Michigan State started its 2017 recruiting cycle in a big way: with a commitment from 5-star prospect Jaren Jackson.

Jackson, a 6-foot-10 power forward who plays for La Lumiere School, announced his commitment on Thursday morning on his Twitter page.

Jackson is Michigan State's first commitment in the 2017 class and gives the Spartans a significant piece to work around moving forward. Moreover, in 2017-18, he could join a sophomore class of Miles Bridges, Josh Langford, Cassius Winston and Nick Ward -- the Spartans' highly touted, top-five 2016 class -- if everyone returns for a second year of college ball. (See full scholarship chart at the bottom of this page.)

Michigan State is also recruiting three of Jackson's teammates at La Lumiere, none more so than five-star 2017 small forward Brian Bowen, a Saginaw native. The Spartans also have interest in 2017 center Jacob Epperson, and Australian import, and highly-regarded 2019 point guard Tyger Campbell.

But Jackson is the first piece. With his addition, regardless of attrition, MSU still has four open scholarships for the 2017 class. Playing with Jackson will be a selling point to the likes of five-star talents like point guard Quade Green, shooting guard Gary Trent Jr., and small forwards Kris Wilkes and Nojel Eastern.



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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu 15 Sep - 10:19

Can the 2018 white dude just not come here and save the hassle of transferring ?

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Post by Clarett's Folly on Thu 15 Sep - 10:20

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Can the 2018 white dude just not come here and save the hassle of transferring ?

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Post by NigelUno on Thu 15 Sep - 10:22

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Can the 2018 white dude just not come here and save the hassle of transferring ?

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 15 Sep - 11:04

Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 36s36 seconds ago
VIDEO: Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State & how he got Tom Izzo to cry.

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 15 Sep - 11:12

LooseGoose wrote:Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 36s36 seconds ago
VIDEO: Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State & how he got Tom Izzo to cry.

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State

lol, that's hopefully the last time he tunes out Izzo and doesn't really hear him.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on Thu 15 Sep - 11:18

Floyd Robertson wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari  36s36 seconds ago
VIDEO: Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State & how he got Tom Izzo to cry.

Jaren Jackson Jr. talks about why he picked Michigan State

lol, that's hopefully the last time he tunes out Izzo and doesn't really hear him.

I wonder if getting into the HOF helped at all? I heard this kid was a Maryland lean.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 15 Sep - 11:23

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
Floyd Robertson wrote:

lol, that's hopefully the last time he tunes out Izzo and doesn't really hear him.

I wonder if getting into the HOF helped at all? I heard this kid was a Maryland lean.

It seems like it had an impact from his comments in the ESPN piece.
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu 15 Sep - 11:30

LooseGoose wrote:Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PF Jaren Jackson commits to Michigan State

What he brings: Jackson's long frame, athletic ability and deep shooting range make him a dream stretch power forward. He can make open shots beyond the arc and from the midrange areas as well. Jackson can also successfully defend the power forward position. His shot making ability sets up straight-line drives, which are hard for opposing, less mobile power forwards to defend. In the post Jackson scores equally as well with his lefty jump hook or smooth turnaround jumper over defenders. Jackson can rebound on both ends but favors the offensive glass. He also gets his share of blocked shots on the ball or coming to the aid of a teammate from the weak side. Jackson is a big time shooter for his size and has off-the-charts upside.

Who he reminds us of: Jackson's length, skill, face-up game, rebounding, shot blocking and overall versatility bring to mind a combination of Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat and Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers.

Will he be doing drug commercials with Arnold Palmer and Kevin Nealon?

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 15 Sep - 11:32

Turtleneck wrote:

Will he be doing drug commercials with Arnold Palmer and Kevin Nealon?

Nobody ever remembers the race car driver.
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Post by Turtleneck on Thu 15 Sep - 11:36

You're right. I forgot about him. Who is it? I don't think I know. I also don't think any of them are too into salads.

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Post by BleacherSwill on Thu 15 Sep - 11:52

Robert J Sakimano wrote:man.. what great news to start my Thursday with..!!

I like this attitude from you.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 15 Sep - 11:56

BleacherSwill wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:man.. what great news to start my Thursday with..!!

I like this attitude from you.  
thanks man.

The only thing more important to me than Spartan athletics are the fine young scholar athletes that represent us.
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Post by kingstonlake on Thu 15 Sep - 12:13

Look Bob. We're all sorry you caught your girlfriend gangbanging a trainload of MSU athletes in your past. I know it hurt. But Jesus, let it go. Always remember it wasn't you. It was just her insatiable desire for penis and lots of it at the same time.

But let it go. It's no reason to marginalize the athletes of today. It's not their fault. I doubt you were gonna get married anyway.

Btw, are you Doug karsch in real life?
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Post by Tim Wakefield on Thu 15 Sep - 12:19

Ka bang
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on Thu 15 Sep - 12:22

kingstonlake wrote:Look Bob. We're all sorry you caught your girlfriend gangbanging a trainload of MSU athletes in your past. I know it hurt. But Jesus, let it go. Always remember it wasn't you. It was just her insatiable desire for penis and lots of it at the same time.

But let it go. It's no reason to marginalize the athletes of today. It's not their fault. I doubt you were gonna get married anyway.

Btw, are you Doug karsch in real life?
I'm not sure I know anyone named "Doug".

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Post by Nordic on Thu 15 Sep - 12:24

LooseGoose wrote:Scout's Take: ESPN 100 PF Jaren Jackson commits to Michigan State

What he brings: Jackson's long frame, athletic ability and deep shooting range make him a dream stretch power forward. He can make open shots beyond the arc and from the midrange areas as well. Jackson can also successfully defend the power forward position. His shot making ability sets up straight-line drives, which are hard for opposing, less mobile power forwards to defend. In the post Jackson scores equally as well with his lefty jump hook or smooth turnaround jumper over defenders. Jackson can rebound on both ends but favors the offensive glass. He also gets his share of blocked shots on the ball or coming to the aid of a teammate from the weak side. Jackson is a big time shooter for his size and has off-the-charts upside.

Who he reminds us of: Jackson's length, skill, face-up game, rebounding, shot blocking and overall versatility bring to mind a combination of Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat and Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers.

Sounds like this guy



I'm 100% fired up!
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Post by tGreenWay on Thu 15 Sep - 13:24

Nordic wrote:

Sounds like this guy



I'm 100% fired up!

I'm dragging ass today after a lousy sleep. Because of that, I'd say I'm about 98.5% fired up right now. That should increase once I get more coffee in me.
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue 14 Nov - 7:49

Seth Davis‏Verified account @SethDavisHoops
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I am on record predicting that Jaren Jackson will be national player of the year. Can switch out on ball screens, recover in time to block shots, rebound, get into passing lanes.
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Post by NigelUno on Tue 14 Nov - 7:57

LooseGoose wrote:Seth Davis‏Verified account @SethDavisHoops
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I am on record predicting that Jaren Jackson will be national player of the year. Can switch out on ball screens, recover in time to block shots, rebound, get into passing lanes.

I am on record predicting that Seth Davis will be wrong.


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Post by Death Roe on Tue 14 Nov - 8:05

LooseGoose wrote:Seth Davis‏Verified account @SethDavisHoops
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I am on record predicting that Jaren Jackson will be national player of the year. Can switch out on ball screens, recover in time to block shots, rebound, get into passing lanes.

I think he meant Miles Bridges.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Tue 14 Nov - 8:21

LooseGoose wrote:Seth Davis‏Verified account @SethDavisHoops
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I am on record predicting that Jaren Jackson will be national player of the year. Can switch out on ball screens, recover in time to block shots, rebound, get into passing lanes.

Neat!

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Post by DWags on Tue 14 Nov - 8:32

the kid is pretty damn good.  Who do we lose next year.  Two  All Americans in Jackson and Bridges.  Big pudding?  Carter, Schilling.  Who else.  We're going from an embarrasment of riches at the big man spot, back to nothing?
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue 14 Nov - 8:38

NigelUno wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Seth Davis‏Verified account @SethDavisHoops
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I am on record predicting that Jaren Jackson will be national player of the year. Can switch out on ball screens, recover in time to block shots, rebound, get into passing lanes.

I am on record predicting that Seth Davis will be wrong.  


In your defense he also tweeted last night that Minnesota looks like a Final Four team.
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Post by NigelUno on Tue 14 Nov - 8:57

Floyd Robertson wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

I am on record predicting that Seth Davis will be wrong.  


In your defense he also tweeted last night that Minnesota looks like a Final Four team.

Jackson has a ton of potential. If he stuck around another year, he could win POY. This year? Highly unlikely.

Hell...on our team alone he'd have to outshine Bridges...and that's not happening.

Duke has some pretty good FR too. Bagley, Trent Jr., Carter Jr.,...

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Post by LooseGoose on Tue 14 Nov - 8:57

DWags wrote:the kid is pretty damn good.  Who do we lose next year.  Two  All Americans in Jackson and Bridges.  Big pudding?  Carter, Schilling.  Who else.  We're going from an embarrasment of riches at the big man spot, back to nothing?

3 FR coming in 6'8" - 6'9" - 6'10" - Kithier, Brown & Bingham - the latter 2 probably providing immediate minutes.
Tillman & Goins.....

So a 5 member frontcourt at least.

And if Jackson/Ward both leave there would be room for an equal number of new recruits or transfers.

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