Elite recruit Jayson Tatum still has a lot of time to decide where he wants to go to school, but the Michigan State Spartans should be encouraged by his latest USA TODAY High School Sports blog post.
“I had a really good talk with Coach (Tom) Izzo the other day on the phone and we talked about basketball a little,” Tatum wrote for USA TODAY Sports. “But then we just started talking about normal stuff. I had never really seen that side of him and that was cool to get to know him on that level. I liked that.”
Tom Izzo must be smiling at that news, and we will have to see if the Spartans can reel this one in. Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats have also been in the mix, and so we will keep on an eye on how things shake out in the desert. One of the Wildcat coaches even compared Tatum’s game to the NBA 2K sports video game, which is pretty high praise and must have been quite flattering for the young player.
I have a feeling it might come down to a two-team race, with the Spartans and Wildcats both leading the charge.
We all wish we could play basketball like in a video game, but Tatum actually has the talent to back up the praise that he receives. He is one of the best players in the class, and it should be incredible to watch who he develops into.