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Who's Up Next Player Profile: Sophmore F, Michigan State Miles Bridges

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Who's Up Next Player Profile: Sophmore F, Michigan State Miles Bridges

Initially, I thought Miles Bridges’ return to Michigan State for his sophomore season was a huge waste of time. After watching the Spartans get bounced before the Final Four this year, those feelings are validated. He’s arguably the most explosive player in the draft and that could lead to him becoming a solid two-way player. With that being said, his jump shot still needs a bit of work, his handle is still pretty shaky and I don’t see him creating many opportunities for himself off the dribble -- at least at the beginning of his NBA career. I’ll say this, however, he improved both of those weaknesses during the 2017-18 campaign and showed a willingness to expand his game and work on those deficiencies -- thank Tom Izzo, who had him taking several more 3-point attempts this season. At best, I see him as a small-ball power forward who could take advantage of 4s with his speed and 3s with his strength while being able to guard positions 1-4 defensively.