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Basketball Quick Hitters: New uni’s, Langford health update and a top recruit sets commit date

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With the first regular season game of the year only five days away, we give you a few things to look for

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Football season is mercifully winding down, which means basketball season is finally upon us. The news is pouring in fast and furious (but not 2Fast or 2Furious) so here are a few quick newsworthy clips.


CAMO JERSEYS FOR THE ARMED FORCES CLASSIC

Michigan State kicks off their regular season this Friday against Arizona in the Armed Forces Classic (7pm EST, ESPN) and they’ll be doing so in some fresh threads.

Pardon me while I wipe the steam off of the glasses I’m not wearing.

Filthy. Sick. Fuego. You pick the word and it probably applies.

This isn’t the first time the Spartans have worn camo uniforms as our own @McMathketball pointed out but they are darker than previous editions.

Uniforms are a massive recruiting tool nowadays, so these can’t possibly hurt. Speaking of recruiting...


FIVE STAR TARGET SETS COMMIT DATE

MSU already has one five star commit in the 2017 basketball class in Jaren Jackson, Jr but are hoping to add to that number when the nation’s top shooting guard Gary Trent Jr announces. Turns out that will be pretty soon.

Trent recently cut his list to three schools — Duke, MSU and UCLA — and took his final official visit to East Lansing just a few weeks back, with Jackson among those in attendance.

Most expect him to choose Duke but was said to have a blast on his official visit and has a good bond with the coaches and Jackson, as well.


JOSH LANGFORD EXPECTED TO GO FRIDAY

After missing the last few weeks of practice with a hamstring injury, it looks like freshman guard Josh Langford will be healthy enough to make his collegiate debut this Friday against Arizona.

Langford will start the season in a bench role, but is expected to play prominent minutes as he gets healthy and accustomed to the college game.