San Diego State University announced Wednesday that men’s basketball head coach Steve Fisher has signed a three-year contract extension that will tie him to the Aztecs program through the 2018 season.
Athletic Director Jim Sterk said he began negotiating with Fisher at the beginning of the school year. He credited Fisher, who won a national championship and appeared in three Final Fours at Michigan, with creating stability during his 16 years at SDSU.
“I think this program is reaching that greatness that coaches strive for and it’s one of the premier programs in the West,” Sterk said. “It’s a real blessing to lead an athletics program with someone like Steve Fisher as head coach.”
Marvin Bagley III Reclassifies, Commits to Duke
The biggest news in college basketball has come in August, typically one of the quietest recruiting months of the year.
Marvin Bagley III, the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit from the Class of 2018, made his announcement to reclassify up to the Class of 2017 on Monday, which means he will immediately be a freshman in college this season.
Along with his decision to reclassify, Bagley said on SportsCenter that he will play at Duke for Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Bagley had been contemplating this decision for a long time and began to explore immediate eligibility in recent months. He is now scheduled to graduate from Los Angeles’ Sierra Canyon High School in August, after which the NCAA eligibility center will review his final transcript to assess whether he has met all requirements to play at the Division I level.
Adding Bagley to a class that already includes scoring savant Michael Porter Jr.and physically imposing big man DeAndre Ayton, as well as newly reclassified No. 24 Jontay Porter (Missouri), makes this a group to rival last year’s class that boasted historic one-and-done draft picks.
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MSU’ Miles Bridges Returning for Sophomore Season
Seated in front of the iconic Sparty Statue at the intersection of Kalamazoo Street and Chestnut Road, Miles Bridges announced his intentions to return to Michigan State for his sophomore season early Thursday evening.
“I want to thank God for this opportunity,” Bridges said. “I get to reach my dreams in the NBA or stay here with my teammates. But, I got some unfinished business here.”