Miles Bridges shocked many in the college basketball world when he decided to return to Michigan State for his sophomore season, rather than declare for the NBA Draft; he was a projected first-round pick.
The No. 2 Spartans kick off the season Friday at home against North Florida, and in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, Bridges revealed why he came came back.
“Leadership and toughness,” Bridges said. “That’s why I mainly came back, so I can get my leadership right.”
— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) November 7, 2017
Bridges averaged 16.9 points and 8.3 rebounds as a freshman, but the Spartans lost in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals before having their season ended in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Kansas.
It was a below-standards season for Michigan State, for sure, and Bridges aims to lead the Spartans deeper into the postseason this season.
With with another year of experience under his belt could put up even scarier numbers, and placing additional focus on leadership might just lead the Spartans to championship hardware.
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