Fox Sports jumps MSU’s Bridges to No. 12 on draft board
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.”