Brandon Johns was at the game Saturday, too.
Johns, a senior forward and four-star recruit at East Lansing High School, turned down offers from Purdue, Texas, California and Pittsburgh, among others.
He also shunned MSU and head coach Tom Izzo, who had been recruiting him since seventh grade. Before Johns inked his letter of intent Nov. 10, he reached out to all the coaches who had sought his services.
The local call was the toughest.
“Yeah, he went on a whole rant,” Johns said of Izzo. “That was not what I expected. It wasn’t easy.