Michigan State Recruiting: 2017 basketball targets to keep an eye on

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Apr 3, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo during practice for the 2015 NCAA Men

P.J. Washington is listed as a 6-foot-8 power forward from Texas, but unless he puts on a few pounds and inches in the coming seasons as a high school junior and senior, don’t expect him to play that same position at the collegiate level.

Related: MSU target Miles Bridges upgraded to 5-star status

Not many people have even heard the name yet, but Washington is definitely a guy to keep an eye on as the recruiting process for 2017 heats up. The big man from down south can step out and make jumpers while hustling to loose balls and showing a solid post game. He really is a complete package, but as I said earlier, a bit undersized as a power forward.

Washington is listed as a five-star, the No. 26 overall player and the No. 8 power forward in the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.

In a recent interview with Scout.com‘s Evan Daniels, Washington pointed out the three schools recruiting him the hardest were California, Texas and Michigan State. He also mentioned that he would like to visit East Lansing in the near future and the Spartans are a team he really likes because they are so successful every year.

With a nice jump shot like Washington’s, expect him to be somewhat similar to Adreian Payne.

Next: 8. Malik Williams, C, 4-star