Answering Your Michigan State Basketball Questions and Emails...

Nick Ward after practice.  (PHOTO:  Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )
Nick Ward after practice. (PHOTO: Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )

Answering Your Michigan State Basketball Questions and Emails...

Hondo do Spartans still have a chance with 5-star Tyrese Maxey? Max Cormier

I do not believe so. I expect him to reclassify and sign with Kentucky on Wednesday.

Hondo if you had to guess, do you think Nick Ward leaves? Karen T.

No guess. I do not believe ANYONE at MSU or frankly, Ward knows. But I will say this. Ward is a great young man and is liked. BUT if he were to come back I think that he, Tom Izzo and his family need to have a meeting and discuss the situation and have a clear understanding of what each expects from the other. That is my opinion and I am not stating that as what would happen.

Hondo who does MSU start on the wings next year in your opinion? Susan Keller

Based on my conversations with Tom Izzo I say, Matt McQuaid and Joshua Langford.

Hondo with Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson getting invites to the combine and not Nick Ward I have a question. I know you said that you asked all seven NBA teams the same questions on Ward, Bridges, and Jackson. You said you would only use Nick’s profile is he chooses to leave, but one of the questions was about the combine. How many of the teams wanted Ward? Can you share that? Kris Thelen

Well, I said I would post that draft profile if he were to leave. Since he has not made his decision I will not do that. As far as if I was surprised that he was not invited the combine, I said on my radio show for weeks that I did not think he would be. So, I was not surprised.

Hondo we do not know if Nick Ward will leave, but with Jaren Jackson, Miles Bridges, Ben Carter, Tum, and Gavin Schilling all gone they have lost like 80% of their production according to my buddy. How can they recover from that? Hassan M.

They can recover because Tom Izzo continues to bring in great talent and teams evolve. Whether or not Nick Ward comes back, the Spartans will be fine and will continue Tom Izzo’s streak of NCAA tournament bids. BTW they didn’t lose anything near 80%. Closer to 50%.

Hondo do you have any idea where the Spartans will be ranked heading into next season? Where do you have them? Kyle Wright

I think top 15 and CBS agrees with me. CLICK HERE TO SEE

Hondo any idea what Matt Costello is up to? Charles Lyons

Matt Costello won a title in the D-League with the Austin Spurs.

Hondo I really like that big center Isaiah Stewart out of New York who is at Lalu. Do you think MSU is still in the hunt for him? Brian Thompson

I do. In fact, I think that it is an MSU vs Duke Dogfight for where he goes. More on this Friday at Spartan Nation.

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