MSU hoops target Lourawls Nairn set to decide Thursday

Michigan State could land the first recruit in its 2014 class Thursday.

Bel Aire, Kansas, point guard Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he will announce his college decision on Thursday morning. Nairn is deciding between MSU, Indiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma.


The 5-foot-10 Nairn, who attends Sunrise Christian Academy, is rated the No. 61 player in the nation by Rivals.com. ESPN rates Nairn as a four-star recruit, while Scout.com labels him as a three-star prospect.

Nairn is an important piece for the Spartans, who have missed out on some point guards in the 2014 class – most recently a couple weeks ago when Tyler Ulis chose Kentucky over MSU. Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop on Rivals, thinks Nairn will choose MSU.

“Lourawls Nairn seems like a prospect MSU has a real shot with,” Kline said. “Indiana, Oklahoma and Minnesota are all in play. … I will say Michigan State lands him.”

Nairn visited MSU a couple weeks ago and took an official to Indiana last week. Brian Snow, a Midwest recruiting analyst for Scout, also believes MSU has a strong chance at landing Nairn.

“Certainly heading into the weekend when Lourawls visited Indiana, Michigan State was leading,” Snow said. “They had a really good visit with him the weekend prior.”

If Nairn decides to go elsewhere, MSU’s next best option is likely Brookfield (Wis.) Central guard Riley LaChance. Kline believes LaChance could play a role similar to what Drew Neitzel did for the Spartans.

“LaChance is a backup at best at that level,” Kline said. “He is talented, but I don’t expect him to have a great college career if he simply chooses the biggest name school.”

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2 Responses to MSU hoops target Lourawls Nairn set to decide Thursday

  1. avatar Spartan J says:

    Indiana will get him. 95% of the time the last place that they visit gets the player. Maybe TI should try that.

  2. avatar Spartan 81 says:

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    Lou Rawls will never see what you’ve found in Izzo
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    But there’s no ifs and buts or maybes

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