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Miles Bridges Named Sporting News Freshman All-American

The postseason awards are starting to pile up for the talented frosh

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday, Miles Bridges was named to the All-Big Ten Second and Freshman teams.

Today, the honors got even loftier as the Flint native was named to Sporting News’ Freshman All-America Team along with UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Kentucky’s Malik Monk, Washington’s Markelle Fultz and Kansas’ Josh Jackson, all of whom are expected to be selected in the 2017 NBA Draft lottery.

From the article...

Miles Bridges, SG, Michigan State

Key stats: 16.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 40.8 3-point pct

Overview: True, this hasn’t exactly been the season Michigan State fans imagined for Bridges or the team — he missed seven games with an ankle injury and the team struggled early against a brutal schedule — but we’ve seen why Bridges was such a highly touted recruit. He scored 33 points (on 12-of-17 shooting) against Purdue, 24 at rival Ohio State and had 15 points and 13 rebounds in a win against in-state rival Michigan. Kid is a stud.

You know what I bet would look REALLY nice next to a Freshman All-American plaque? A Sophomore All-American plaque. I kid (but please come back).