What Tom Izzo said about Michigan State’s 2018 recruiting class

All 5 players in Michigan State’s highly ranked recruiting class signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. This meant for the first time publicly, Tom Izzo could share his thoughts on the individual players — Marcus Bingham Jr., Gabe Brown, Foster Loyer, Aaron Henry and Thomas Kithier — and the recruiting class as a whole.

Izzo did just that in a Wednesday afternoon press conference. Here are some of the highlights from Izzo’s first public discussion about the Spartans’ 2018 recruiting class.

On Marcus Bingham:

“Marcus Bingham is a 6-foot-10, 6-foot-11 guy with a long reach, like a Jaren Jackson. Probably shoots the ball about as well as any big guy we had. He’s actually grown 8 inches in the last few years, so he has some guard skills where he can handle the ball, dribble the ball. He’s gained some all-state honors, but yet he’s a guy who is still kind of in the making. If you look at him on potential, he might be the best player on potential.

On Gabe Brown:

“I think he’s kind of a Morris Peterson type. He’s left-handed. He, too, has grown a lot in the last few years. So he has pretty good guard skills, pretty good athletic ability. …I think he’s still growing after I saw him a couple of weeks ago.”

On Aaron Henry:

“He’s a player that is multi-skilled, he can do a lot of things. …He doesn’t force a lot of shots. He’s a winner who does the little things.”

On Thomas Kithier:

“Every time we see him, we think he’s improved some. The game is important to him, he’s a great student. He’s a guy who can shoot the ball.”

On Foster Loyer:

“Who’s he like? He’s got a little Scott Skiles in him. He’s got a little Drew Neitzel in him. He’s got a little Cassius Winston in him. He can do a lot of things.”

On the class as a whole:

“I think each one brings something different. Each one of them gives us something that will blend in with what we have.”

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