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Latest news on MSU freshman guard Jeremy Fears Jr.

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Jack Moreland
MSU freshman guard Jeremy Fears throws down a dunk against Alcorn State on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State freshman point guard Jeremy Fears Jr. was shot early Saturday morning near his hometown of Joliet, Illinois. According to a report from the Joliet Police Department, Fears was with some of his friends inside a house on the 300 block of St. Jude Avenue when an armed male entered the house through the front door, and shot him in his left thigh, and a 19-year old woman in the pelvis. The shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. 

The suspect fled the scene shortly after. Fears and the unnamed woman were transported to the Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center. Both were reported to be in stable condition. Fears subsequently underwent three-hour surgery on his left thigh. 

The Detroit News’ Madeline Kenney spoke with Fears’ father, Jeremy Fears Sr. on Saturday, who said he’s expected to be out for around two months. 

Fears Sr. also spoke with ABC 7 Chicago, and said the house was a normal gathering for his son and was the home of one of his teammates from high school. ABC 7 also reported that Fears’ family was told by doctors the recovery process will take up to six-to-eight weeks. 

MSU freshman guard Jeremy Fears sets the offense against Hillsdale on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at the Breslin Center.

Fears has played a pivotal role off the bench for the Spartans this season. In MSU’s most recent game against Stony Brook on Dec. 21, the freshman recorded a career-high 10 assists in a 99-55 victory. MSU head coach Tom Izzo has often praised Fears’ leadership and poise. He is second on the team in assists with 3.3 per game, while playing 15.5 minutes per contest.

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A.J. Evans, Sports Editor
A.J. Evans (He/Him/His) is the Sports Editor at Impact 89FM. He is from Southfield, Michigan and is majoring in journalism. He has covered football, women's and men's basketball for the Impact. “Stay far from timid, only make moves when your heart’s in it, and live the phrase sky’s the limit….see you chumps on top.” - Biggie  
Jay DeCoster, Sports Editorial Assistant
Jay is a senior studying Mediated Communications at Michigan State. He joined Impact in September of 2021 as a volunteer. Jay is the Michigan State Football & women's soccer beat reporter for the Impact sports department. His interests include supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, and golfing in the summer. "If you got a dream, chase it, 'cause a dream won't chase you back" - Cody Johnson
Taylor Truszkowski, News Director
Taylor Truszkowski (she/her/hers) is a senior journalism and political science major at Michigan State. She is the current head of Impact's news department. In addition to producing news content, she enjoys writing fiction and poetry. Her other passions include books, travel, music and cats. “Precipitation of heart and head” – Hippo Campus
Jack Moreland, Sports Photo Editor
Jack (he/him) is a Journalism major focusing in sports reporting and media photography. Growing up in nearby Okemos, Michigan, he has been a lifelong Spartan and is proud to sport the green and white. Jack is a big Baby Keem fan and is known to post on your block with your wishlist on you.

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