Michigan State freshman star Miles Bridges is moving up Fox Sports’ “Big Board” for the NBA draft.
“A tough, physical forward prospect, Bridges is a gifted athlete that plays with power and toughness,” Evan Daniels wrote. “He’s a good finisher around the basket and he’s continued to make improvements as a shooter, which is evident from his 40 percent clip at Michigan State this season. There are concerns about his handle, but the advancement in his jump shot is a big deal and certainly helps him as a prospect.”
Bridges, who missed seven games with an ankle injury, leads the Spartans with 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Also on the list is Kansas freshman Josh Jackson, a Detroit native who finished high school in California. Jackson held steady at No. 4 on the list.
“As the season wears on, Jackson appears to be getting better and better,” Daniels wrote. “At 6-foot-7, Jackson has good size for a wing and is a very good athlete. He’s tough, aggressive, versatile, impressive in transition and a talented passer. Jackson also has potential as a perimeter defender. At this point, his jump shot is the biggest question, but it’s actually been better than expected (24-for-66 from three). Regardless, his physical makeup, athletic ability and winning mentality are among the many things NBA executives are impressed by.”