Miles Bridges is a five-star small forward set to play at Michigan State next season and he recently dropped an interesting piece of knowledge in an interview with Campus Insiders, which may be seen below.
Bridges chose the Spartans because in spite of also being recruited by in-state and Big Ten rival Michigan, he always though Michigan State was the tougher team.
It’s hard to argue with Bridges’ reasoning, though the Wolverines’ program under John Beilein has become respectable in its own right. Yes, Michigan basketball has its place, but Beilein runs more of an offense-oriented guard-focused system in Ann Arbor while Spartans Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo favors a more traditional style that features a balanced offense and tough blue collar D.
Given Bridges’ reputation as a phenomenal athlete whose defensive skills are off the chart for someone his age, he should fit right in once he arrives in East Lansing later this year. Moreover, for all we know, Michigan’s staff could wind up kicking themselves for not recruiting him harder.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Scout