Late last month, the Michigan State Spartans got some exciting news as transfer guard Tyson Walker announced he would be committing to the program. He is the first major pickup for Tom Izzo and his staff this offseason and could make a significant impact for the Spartans next season, who struggled significantly with backcourt inconsistency.
Northeastern transfer Tyson Walker will transfer to Michigan State. Love this pickup for Sparty.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 27, 2021
Walker is listed at 6-foot-0 and 162 pounds and is transferring to Michigan State after playing two seasons at Northeastern. During his time in the CAA, he played in a total of 50 games and averaged 18.8 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game in his final season with the Huskies. Walker was easily the team’s best player last season.
As noted above, Walker’s addition is a pretty significant one for the Spartans. While Michigan State showed some real promise down the stretch, the team was ultimately undone by its inconsistency at the point guard position. While one can expect some improvement from the team’s depth this offseason, Walker has the chance to immediately address the need at the position. And that has to be an encouraging thought for Spartan fans.
Izzo and his staff still have their work cut out this offseason, but Spartan fans have to be excited about bringing Walker into the fold.