Marcus Bingham Jr. confirms NBA Draft decision in note to Spartan Nation
Marcus Bingham Jr. is indeed headed to the NBA Draft and he confirmed that decision on Thursday.
A 4-year player for the Spartans, Bingham finally established himself as a starter and key contributor as a senior. That included career-best marks in a number of categories, including blocks where he averaged 2.2 per game.
“Michigan State has been my home for four years. It has been a place that has helped me to grow, not only as a player, but as a student and a person,” wrote Bingham on Twitter. “I’ve made memories with friends and family that I’ll never forget. Thanks for giving me a chance to be a part of history and an opportunity to play basketball in front of the best fans in the country.
“Thank you Coach Izz, DJ, Woj, Monty and all of the support staff, I can’t thank you enough for how you’ve pushed me to be the best player I can be. I appreciate everybody who has been part of this process for your love and support. It has always been a dream of mine to be a professional and with that being said, I will enter my name in the 2022 NBA Draft.”
Looking forward to what’s next. Keep sending me your blessings granny 🙏🏾 30 out 💚 pic.twitter.com/X4QEUJSAtk
— Marcus Bingham Jr (@marcusbingham0) March 31, 2022
Bingham averaged 9.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks this season while shooting 53% from the floor and 42% from 3-point range. He departs as the all-time leader in blocked shots at Michigan State with 168 for his career.