If the defending Big Ten champion Michigan State Spartans aren't primed to make a national title run this season, it would be shame if they didn't make one next year.
Branden Dawson, a five-star recruit from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Ind. has reportedly committed to Michigan State University, according to multiple sources, which include Coast2CoastRecruiting.net.
“Yeah, I’m going to Michigan State,” Dawson said via C2C post. “Michigan State is a great program; they have a great academic program.”
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound forward averaged nearly 24 points and 14 rebounds per game as a junior. He has been sought after by nearly every school in the nation, but chose MSU for it's location and reputation.
"It's also not too far from home, and the coaching staff is unbelievable," Dawson said.
Dawson adds to what promises to be a robust group of incoming-talent in 2011, which includes the 6-foot-4, 175-pound, Brandon Kearney of Detroit Southeastern, and the 6-foot-3, 170-pound, Dwuan Anderson of Suttons Bay.
Both have been rated four-stars by several recruiting sites.
Click here for Dawson's high-school highlight reel.