The 2017 McDonald’s All-American rosters were announced last night, and for the third straight year, the Michigan State Spartans will have a commit in the game.
This year, it’s Jaren Jackson, the 6’10” power forward from La Lumiere High School in Indiana. He recently rose up the rankings, cracking Rivals top 10, and has flashed an improved post game to go along with an already potent face-up arsenal.
Check out his highlights from USA Basketball camp this summer (courtesy of Rivals)
Jackson is the only signee to be invited, but MSU fans will recognize two other players Tom Izzo is after. Check out the rest of the roster...
Meet the 2017 McDonald's All-American Team ... pic.twitter.com/lN3bFI1ni8— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) January 16, 2017
Those “names” would be Brian Bowen and center Brandon McCoy, two five-star players who list Michigan State among their finalists.
Bowen, who was born in Lansing and raised in Saginaw, is Jason Richardson’s cousin and plays with Jackson at La Lumiere. He has been to East Lansing over 35 times in some capacity and is set to have one more unofficial visit later this month, before choosing between MSU, Arizona, NC State, Creighton or Texas.
McCoy lives in San Diego but, like Bowen, is originally from the Midwest, growing up on the west side of Chicago before moving to southern California. He stands at 7’1” and would be, both literally and figuratively, a huge addition to the Spartan class if he chooses them over other finalists Oregon, Arizona, San Diego State and UNLV.