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4. Michigan State

Who They Have Rank Position  (Rank)

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Matt Costello

#36

PF (#14)

Costello is a skilled post-player who can knock down the perimeter shot and rebound very well. He is also surprisingly athletic and is a good defender.
Denzel Valentine

NR

SF

Valentine has solid length and a good mid-range game  as well as the ability to push the ball up the court and has very good ball-handling and passing skills.
Kenny Kaminski

NR

PF

Kaminski is a versatile forward who can play inside and out and runs the floor well.

4. Michigan State– The Spartans have three commits so far in the class of 2012 including power forward Matt Costello (#36), small forward Denzel Valentine and power forward Kenny Kaminski. Costello and Kaminski both showed recently at the King James Shooting Stars Classic how well they can play by showing the ability to knock down three-pointers and mid-range jumpers while also scoring in the paint with their back to the basket. Kaminski and Costello also ran the floor well and Costello exhibited an impressive skill set in the low post where he used spin moves, hook shots and up-and-under moves to get his shot off. These two look like they will play well together when they go to Michigan State since both can play the high or low post and both pass the ball well. Valentine also adds length and a good mid-range game for Michigan State as well as the ability to push the ball up the court and has very good ball-handling and passing skills. The Spartans have some more quality targets left on their board including elite shooting guard Gary Harris (#12) and power forward Jordan Hare.

Last Update: April 29, 2011


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