Green & White Grabs Gabe Brown, Belleville Cager Goes MSU For Dad
He did it for his pops.
Belleville incoming senior boys basketball star Gabe Brown committed to Michigan State this week, fulfilling a father’s desire for his son in the years before he died.
Brown is a 6-foot-8 southpaw small forward with a high motor, soft touch and warrior’s spirit from end-to-end. He’s ranked a 4-star recruit and a Top 10 prospect in the state’s Class of 2018.
Wearing the Green and White is what Brown has longed to do for three years now – it was a goal that turned deeply personal. According to Brown’s own words on his social media accounts announcing his decision to become a SpartanTuesday, his dad told him when he was a freshman in high school that he wanted him to play his college hoops in East Lansing for MSU.
Last year, Brown’s dad died suddenly of a stroke. Just a couple days ago, he received the much-coveted offer to play for Team IZZO and didn’t let the bid to the Big Ten get away, committing within 48 hours.
As a junior at Belleville, he posted 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and shot almost 45 percent from the field.
Brown joins in-state power forward Thomas Kithier of Macomb Dakota and in-state point guard Foster Loyer (Clarkston) in the Spartans’ 2018 recruiting crop. Kithier committed last summer and Loyer committed back in the fall..