Spartan fans received an exciting call on Monday. Michigan State basketball received its second verbal commitment for the class of 2014.
Javon Bess, a 6-foot-5 guard from Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio chose MSU over Kansas State and Dayton.
“I called Coach [Tom] Izzo just about 20 minutes and committed to Michigan State,” Bess said. “My parents and I were talking and we felt that Michigan State was the best decision for me. Coach Izzo was excited and told me he was about to tell all the guys on the team. He was very excited.”
Bess joins point guard commit Lourawls Nairn in the class of 2014, which is a very important class for Michigan State, as they will have to replace seniors Keith Appling and Adreian Payne along with possible early departures for guard Gary Harris and Branden Dawson.
Michigan State is still reportedly in the running for class of 2014 wings Devin Booker, James Blackmon Jr. and Kevon Looney along with power forward Cliff Alexander.
Bess is ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, and Scout.com.
Dan Ray is a Multi-Media Journalist for Impact Sports.
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