Travis Trice II, a 6-foot, 164-pound senior point guard from Wayne High School, gave a verbal commitment to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo on Wednesday.
Trice offered his commitment almost immediately following MSU’s scholarship offer. He received an additional scholarship offer from Minnesota on Tuesday night and had offers from, among others, Dayton, Richmond, Penn State, Creighton, Toledo and Northern Iowa.
The Trice family visited Michigan State on Tuesday. Wayne coach Travis Trice said Izzo told his son he expects him to play significantly as a freshman.
“I took it as hard work pays off and I’m a hard worker,” Trice told the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. “Throughout the whole day I (thought) this is too good to be true. ... I got to spend time with the (players) and watched them work out. I was like ‘Man, I could see myself here.’ ”
Trice averaged 22.1 points, 4.9 assists and 4.2 steals for Wayne last season and also shot 43 percent from 3-point range. Trice has played on the AAU Indiana Elite since his freshman year, alongside 5-star forward Brandon Dawson of Gary, Ind., who also committed to the Spartans on Wednesday.