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Miles Bridges declares for NBA draft

Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Semifinals

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: Miles Bridges #22 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines during semifinals of the Big 10 Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges announced that he will be declaring for the NBA draft on Wednesday morning.

Bridges, who was a likely lottery pick if he had gone pro after last season, will be signing with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports.

“God couldn’t have placed me in a better place for these last two years,” Bridges said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Izzo and the rest of the coaching staff for giving a skinny kid from Flint a chance to play at such a legendary program.”

Bridges was the preseason National Player of the Year and finished the season as an all-american, although his season did not quite go as planned; Michigan State lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament, and Bridges only reinforced that he is a player that thrives on playing a role as opposed to being a star.

He’s likely going to end up being a late lottery pick this year.

Michigan State will now await an announcement from freshman Jaren Jackson, a projected top five pick, as to whether or not he will be entering the NBA draft.