Michigan State basketball lands first 2023 commitment with top-ranked prospect out of Indiana
Michigan State has landed a major commitment as its first for the Class of 2023. Junior point guard Jeremy Fears Jr., the top-ranked prospect from Indiana, announced his commitment to the Spartans on ESPNU.
Fears Jr. selected Michigan State over fellow B1G programs Illinois and Michigan.
100% committed‼️@MSU_Basketball pic.twitter.com/WdRrqcONBd
— Jeremy Fears jr. The Floor General (@jeremy_fears) January 6, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Fears Jr. explained why he wanted to be a Spartan.
“They have a history of winning and [Tom Izzo] is a Hall of Fame coach,” Fears said to ESPN.com. “I want to learn the game from him. The guards they’ve had in the program have been very successful.”
Fears Jr. is ranked as the 31st best prospect and the No. 6 point guard in the nation, according to the ESPN 60. The talented point guard is also extremely coachable and that’s what gravitated him to Tom Izzo.
“He gets on his players, whether they play good or bad,” Fears Jr. said to ESPN.com. “I like that because I know he cares. When it comes to being coached, I try not to listen to the tone; I try to get the point of the message. I want to learn my position and the game from him. Plus, off the court Coach Izzo is a caring and social guy, and is easy to talk to.”
With the commitment of Fears Jr., Michigan State’s Class of 2023 now ranks ninth nationally and third in the B1G.