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MSU has picked up a commitment from 2014 Ohio combo guard Javon Bess.

Bess is a three-star prospect, per Rivals, and had offers from Kansas State, Dayton and others, but also had interest from big-time schools.

He received an offer at the beginning of October and visited for Midnight Madness this past weekend.

Bess is the second commit in what should be a big 2014 class, joining point guard Lourawls Nairn. Bess talked about MSU in an interview right before getting his offer.

We'll have more here later. Here's what Josh said about Bess in the last roundup, as well as some highlights.

I don't have any problems with this offer and don't view it as a negative or disappointing.  This class still needs bodies and you could argue that Bess brings something different than every one of MSU's other targets.  He's a versatile combination player with size to play either wing position and has also been discussed as having skills to play a "point forward" role.

Unlike some of the other wing targets, he's not a strong shooter and his game is based on his ability to attack the basket in addition to both his defensive and passing skill.  I wouldn't get too hung up on star rankings;  Bess also has interest from Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan and it may just be that Michigan State got in one step ahead on a fast rising prospect.

He's planning on visiting again for an official on the 19th after stopping in a few days after his offer and there's a shot that Michigan State might be able to flex their muscle as they did with Lourawls Nairn and pick up a player after a short courtship.

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