Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) wing Miles Bridges came back home to Flint, Mich., on Saturday to announce that he’d be staying somewhat local to play college ball.
Bridges picked Michigan State over Indiana and Kentucky at Mott Community College (Flint, Mich.). That means less than an hour commute to home games for his family as opposed to flights or five-plus hour car rides; a factor that was important to Bridges.
It certainly didn’t hurt the Spartans’ cause to already have Bridges’ AAU teammate, Detroit Jesuit (Detroit) point guard Cassius Winston, in the 2016 haul since Sept. 17.
Bridges, who is ranked No. 8 overall in the ESPN 100, transferred from Flint Southwestern Academy (Flint, Mich.) to Huntington Prep after his freshman year to play a national schedule.
Last season, Bridges averaged 15.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.8 blocks and 2.3 steals a game for the Irish.
This summer, while running with The Family (Mich.) on the AAU circuit, Bridges turned in arguably more highlight dunks than any player and averaged 23.4 points and 10 rebounds a game on the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.
Bridges joins Winston, Lincoln (Gahanna, Ohio) center Nick Ward and Madison Academy (Madison, Ala.) shooting guard Josh Langford to form the Spartans 2016 recruiting class thus far.
All four players are in the top 40 of the ESPN 100.
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