Marvin Clark and Javon Bess have announced their plans to transfer from Michigan State, according to an announcement from the school that was broken via an AP report.
A former three-star recruit from the Kansas City area, Clark averaged 3.9 points and 2.5 rebounds over 9.7 minutes per game in the 2015-16 season. In regards to his transfer, he mentioned that he had “great conversations” with Spartans coach Tom Izzo and feels it is best if he transfers elsewhere so he may seek a bigger role.
The same can be said for Bess, a former four-star talent out of the Columbus area. He averaged three points over 11.4 minutes per game this season, but also said it was in his best interest to play elsewhere. Given how either Clark or Bess could have expected a big role next season, especially with team star Denzel Valentine graduating, their decision to transfer is certainly puzzling.
The good news is that the Spartans have a pair of five-star talents set to arrive on campus next season in Miles Bridges and Josh Langford, and are also in the mix for No. 3 overall recruit Josh Jackson.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Bess and Clark’s futures!
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