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Andrew White III cuts Michigan State Spartans from consideration

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As a graduate transfer, Andrew White III would be eligible to play immediately this season, but it looks like it won't be for the Spartans.

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It looks like the Michigan State Spartans are no longer in contention for Andrew White III.

White, a graduate transfer via the Nebraska Cornhuskers, is no longer considering MSU, according to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.

It also appears the Richmond Spiders have emerged as a possible destination for the talented guard.

A 6-7 guard/wing originally from Richmond (VA), White was an All-Big Ten honorable mention this past season after averaging 16.6 points and 5.9 boards per game. He played only one season at Nebraska after transferring from Kansas, where he saw limited minutes in his two years there.

After declaring for the 2016 NBA draft before withdrawing, White then decided he wanted to play his final year of college at a program where he would be in better position for a winning season, NCAA Tournament berth, and maybe even Final Four contention. While the Spartans will be very young next season, they have the kind of talent that could blossom into a Final Four contender by the time March rolls around.

Despite visiting East Lansing earlier in July, it looks like White won't be a member of the Spartans next season.