2017-18 is shaping up to be a special season for the Michigan State Spartans.
With almost all of last year’s team back in East Lansing — including star forward Miles Bridges — this could easily become one of Tom Izzo’s most talented teams in his 22 years as the Spartans head coach.
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Who’s gone: Eron Harris, Alvin Ellis III
Who do they add: Jaren Jackson, Xavier Tillman
Projected starting lineup: Cassius Winston, Josh Langford, Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson, Nick Ward
I like this Michigan State team a lot. Nick Ward was a beast last year and Jaren Jackson is the perfect sidekick. Cassius Winston and Josh Langford will both take a step forward. The key, however, is that a potential Player of the Year in Miles Bridges opted to return to school.