Will Christmas come early for the Spartan Nation…again?

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Will Christmas come early for the Spartan Nation…again?

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In Saginaw today at 1:30 p.m. Tom Izzo and the men’s basketball program at MSU hope to land their third commitment to the 2008 recruiting class. Draymond Green, who is a 6’6” power forward, will hopefully be joining 6-8 forward Delvon Roe (Lakewood, Ohio) and 5-10 point guard Korie Lucious (Milwaukee), both of whom have already committed.
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Of course SpartanNation.com and WLAJ (Hondo’s House and Hondo’s Highlights) will be there and you can get complete coverage here as well as on tonight’s news. Green is expected to play the 3-4 roles, a position that with this years and next year’s class should keep the Spartans at an elite status.
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The Spartans conceivably will still have one spot that they can give either this year or next if the “right” person should be available due to the transfer of Maurice Joseph to Vermont. Izzo is not expected to make a rush judgment to take a player because of the depth that his Spartan cagers already possess.
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Although Green has not specified where he is going, a source very close to him last night told me about the process. “I think there was a school that won’t get him for sure, that was close. They had made a lot of headway but Draymond and his family are very positive people. They don’t talk bad about people and I think that it eliminated one school when they really tried to trash his leading candidate.”
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Negative recruiting is nothing new if Green ends up picking the Spartan Nation, which is what all indications point to. However you would think that schools that go negative on MSU would recognize that it is MSU that constantly wins the war, and maybe they should take a page from the Izzo file.  Delvon Roe told me that Izzo, “Never once talked dirt on UNC or Coach Williams. In fact they both talked about how either choice was a win for me.”
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Whatever school he chooses, for sure there is a school out there that needs to rethink it’s recruiting philosophy, or maybe not if it helped Green pick MSU. We shall see…at 1:30!