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Thursday / December 5.
  • Michigan State lands big man Mady Sissoko

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Michigan State scored a commitment Tuesday from big man Mady Sissoko, the 6-foot-9 center from Wasatch (UT) Academy.

    He also considered BYU, with Kansas and Memphis also in the mix.

    “Michigan State is a great school and the basketball staff is amazing,” Sissoko told ESPN. “Coach [Tom] Izzo is such a humble and honest person. I know he can help me become a better player. Every time I speak with Coach Izzo, he always keeps it real.”

    He averaged 13.2 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for Vegas Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring.

    Sissoko joins 5-11 point guard Jalen Terry in Michigan State’s 2020 class. They continue to recruit point guard A.J. Hoggard and power forward Jaemyn Brakefield of Huntington (W.V.) Prep.

    Photo: Via ESPN’s Paul Biancardi

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.