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Michigan State Basketball: Guard Jack Hoiberg Entering Transfer Portal

Hoiberg becomes the first departure in an important offseason for the Spartans

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Michigan State guard Jack Hoiberg announced Tuesday via Twitter that he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal. That’s right folks, step-back Jack will be stepping out of East Lansing.

The redshirt Junior out of Burr Ridge, Illinois joined the Spartans as a walk-on for the 2017-2018 season and earned a scholarship prior to the 2020-2021 season.

Hoiberg only totaled 36 points in 41 career games for the Spartans, but his contributions to the team went beyond his game day stats, leading the scout team at point guard. With the loss of Foster Loyer to injury this season, he received key minutes down the stretch, including 13 total minutes in Michigan State’s two matchups against Michigan this past season.

Jack is the son of Nebraska Head Coach Fred Hoiberg and started in MSU’s matchup against the Cornhuskers in 2020.

The loss of Hoiberg leaves the Spartans with 11 scholarship players at the moment. With the upcoming additions of three incoming freshman in Pierre Brooks, Max Christie and Jaden Atkins, MSU will need one more spot to open up to get down to the NCAA maximum of 13 scholarships for the 2021-22 season — which is expected to come by junior Aaron Henry departing the program for the NBA Draft.