Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Meet Spartans' 2014 Class

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Michigan State Basketball Recruiting: Meet Spartans' 2014 Class
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Newcomers: Here is your coach; behind him is a group of your student-advisers.

There was a slight chance of adding Montaque Gill-Caesar to the 2014 class. 

But that whole thing came to an end late this past week, as the 5-star shooting guard out of Huntington Prep (W. Va.) announced his intentions to remain in the 2015 class

The 6'5," 200-pound junior isn't getting any younger. It's a wonder why the 18-year, three-month-old didn't jump at the chance to join the Spartans this year. In all likelihood, there's an opening at the 2, as sophomore Gary Harris is expected to declare for the NBA Draft. 

Athletic enough to play the wing, Gill-Caesar, the No. 3-ranked SG of 2015, would fit snugly into Dawson's former role. He's not quite as powerful, but he's just as nimble and can fill buckets with dunks and snaps of the wrist. 

But enough of that. Gill-Caesar isn't a part of this year's class. 

But Lourawls "Tum-Tum" Nairn, Marvin Clark and Javon Bess are. Despite the absence of a 5-star, Izzo's next class remains well-rounded and projects to contribute for the next four years. 

Nairn is a next-gen Izzo point guard. Clark could fill out and become a valuable frontcourt presence. There are hints of Durrell Summers in Bess' game. 

It's not an over-the-top, he-got-a-Jabari-haul, but the 2014 class is a respectable acquisition for Izzo, who enters his 20th season as head coach in East Lansing. 

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