The Spartans have lost two big men, senior Marcus Bingham Jr. and junior Julius Marble II, so far this offseason and will need as many bodies as possible in the frontcourt next season.
They'll begin this last stretch of the season when they head to West Lafayette, Indiana on Friday to take on the Boilermakers.
While the Lansing area has benefitted from Johnson’s success and outreach, the former scrappy guard from Sexton High School praises his hometown as well.
With senior center Marcus Bingham Jr.'s departure last month, Michigan State is tasked with adding more size after Marble's decision to transfer.
“We get down early and we’re trying to fight and scratch and claw to get back in it,” Michigan State Head Coach Jake Boss said. “Just can’t seem to stop the bleeding.”
The long wait continues, but MSU swimmers and divers added another tool to their argument this past weekend by winning the club national championship.
Harrison Cook gave up seven unearned runs in the first inning to put the Spartans in a hole they'd never get out of.
MSU Freshman Skyla Schulte qualifies for beam title in nationals, the first time MSU has sent anyone since 2016.
"I look at it and I think sky’s the limit, I can overcome and accomplish anything. … If I feel like I can’t do something or I’m not motivated, I look or tap on my left leg and I remember that this tattoo is here so I Can Too.”
The good news for Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller and Co.? There are plenty of solid candidates throughout junior hockey and the NCAA.