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Former SMU commit picks Michigan State

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Matt McQuaid, a four-star shooting guard in the Class of 2015, committed to Michigan State on Thursday morning, according to a report from Evan Daniels of

The Duncanville High (Texas) sharpshooter was on the East Lansing campus this past weekend on an official visit. He took an unofficial visit to Michigan State last month, as well.

“I feel like I fit in really good in their system,” McQuaid told Daniels. “When I went down there I learned a lot from the other guys and they always have guys coming back trying to help. Draymond Green and Gary Harris came back. They always have people coming back. There’s tradition there. I liked that and they win.”

The 6-foot-5 sharpshooter had originally committed to SMU, though, that lasted roughly six weeks before he reopened his recruitment. McQuaid picked Michigan State over Creighton, the only other school to receive an official visit from him.

He joins a three-person recruiting class for Tom Izzo, as five-star power forward Deyonta Davis and three-star guard Kyle Aherns had both previously committed to the Spartans. This 2015 group will also include West Virginia transfer Eron Harris, who will sit out this season at Michigan State.

In the Nike EYBL, McQuaid averaged 15.6 points points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game for Team Texas. He also shot 45 percent (46-for-102) from beyond the 3-point line

McQuaid is listed as the No. 71 overall recruit in the Class of 2015 by Rivals.

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