Michigan State outlasts Alabama for elite guard Jase Richardson


Jase Richardson, the 41st overall prospect in 2024, has committed to Michigan State. The son of former Top-5 draft selection and Michigan State star, Jason Richardson, chose Sparty over Alabama, Cincinnati and more.


After dealing with some nagging injuries to close his junior campaign, Richardson has been surging since returning to the hardwood. The 6-3 guard starred on our West Circuit years ago with Paul George Elite and has been on the radar as a potential high level prospect since. This spring and summer in EYBL action, he put up 17 points, 4 assists (3.3 AST to TO ratio) and 4 rebounds per game on 64% from 2PT range, 29% from deep and 84% from the free throw stripe. MSU was viewed as the early favorite in the recruitment, and while Alabama and Cincinnati made runs, Izzo and company outlast the rest for Richardson's services. This offseason, Jase and his younger brother Jaxon, is the 12th overall prospect in 2026, transferred from Bishop Gorman (NV) to Christopher Columbus (FL).



Richardson joins Kur Teng and Jesse McCulloch en route to East Lansing. In an era where portal is the focus for many, Michigan State has continued to pour extra energy into the high school ranks. After bringing in a star-studded 2023 recruiting class, they look well on their way again. Now, the focus turns towards elite wing Bryson Tucker.



It's a massive recruiting win for the Spartans, who stuck in the picture from the jump and outlasted a number of powers from around the map to secure the commitment. The surge over the past few months has been real for Richardson post-injury, adding strength and additional pop to his foundation of ball-screen savvy and scoring craft. Sparty has stocked up a versatile group of guards, and Richardson in specific should complement Kur Teng exceptionally well. Adding further efficiency from deep will come in time, as he's shown ample touch from the line, on floaters and on pull-up jumpers. A polished, creative guard prospect with big-time bloodlines and a promising rate of progression. 




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