Jase Richardson is a name that might sound familiar to Michigan State hoops fans, and for good reason! His father — Jason Richardson — suited up for the Spartans over 20 years ago, and Jase will be following in his father’s footsteps.

The younger Richardson announced Sunday he is committing to Tom Izzo’s program. Richardson is a 4-star combo guard out of Columbus High School in Miami after previously playing for Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada.

Richardson is one of the top 40 players in the 2024 recruiting class and generated interest from elite programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, USC, Virginia and Arizona State. In the end, the draw of the Spartans was too much!

Jase is listed at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds with a southpaw shooting stroke and plenty of athleticism. The 247 Sports Composite rates the younger Richardson as a 4-star recruit, the No. 3 CG in the country and the 35th overall player in the 2024 recruiting class.

Richardson joins a group for Izzo that contains a commitment from top-50 SG Kur Teng and 3-star PF Jesse McCulloch.

As for his father, Jason Richardson played 2 seasons for the Spartans, including coming off the bench for MSU’s 2000 national title squad. He was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft and went on to have an extended NBA career.

Here’s a look at the younger Richardson’s highlights: