The Michigan State Spartans put out an offer in the 2024 recruiting cycle to a player whose name will sound awful familiar to Spartan fans. Tom Izzo and his staff offered 2024 prospect Jason Richardson Jr., son of former Spartans great Jason Richardson.
Blessed to receive an offer from Michigan State University. Thanks to Coach Izzo and the MSU coaching staff for believing in the player I’m working to become! @VerbalCommits pic.twitter.com/wI8D1sp3i6— Jase Richardson (@JaseRich4) July 26, 2021
Richardson comes out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Being so far out at this time, the major recruiting services do not have rankings out for prospects the soon to be sophomore class as of yet. However, Richardson will attract some attention for Spartan fans given his last name. He is listed as a combo point guard/guard and stands 6-foot-2. Along with Michigan State, he also has offers from at least Arizona State, Washington, UNLV, and Western Illinois.
Michigan State fans will likely be excited about the prospect of having yet another Jason Richardson on the roster. His father was on the 2000 national title team under Izzo as a reserve who saw key minutes and he led the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) as a sophomore and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and second-team All-American honors en-route to a Final Four appearance in 2001. He went pro after his sophomore season, was initially drafted by the Golden State Warriors, and played for 14 total seasons in the NBA before being forced to retire due to medical reasons despite signing on with the Hawks. However, Jason Richardson Jr’s game tape looks pretty great, too.