Michigan State Basketball: What are chances to land Hauser brothers?

Michigan State basketball is getting a visit from Marquette transfers Joey and Sam Hauser on Wednesday, but fans need not get their hopes up.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Sam and Joey Hauser took a trip to East Lansing for their final visit before making a final decision between Michigan State, Wisconsin and Virginia.

After deciding to transfer from Marquette, the brothers had a growing list of potential suitors along with plenty of interest, but they listed their favorites and planned visits. They both averaged in double figures in 2018-19 and helped lead Marquette to one of the best records in the Big East before getting bounced early by Ja Morant and Murray State.

The transfer was a surprise given the fact that Marquette was expected to be a top-10 team in 2019-20 with all big names returning, but there just seemed to be a chemistry issue building.

Fast forward a month, or so, and the Hausers are looking at East Lansing as their final destination after visiting both Virginia and Wisconsin. The Stevens Point, Wisc., natives are expected to make a decision soon, and this trip to East Lansing could solidify things one way or another.

So how good should Michigan State fans feel about landing the talented siblings? In my opinion, not great.

Joey and Sam would have to wait for a potential transfer from Michigan State — one that hasn’t been made public or even subject to rumor yet — and they’d be sitting out a year, taking up two scholarships that could be put toward the 2020 class. I just don’t see that happening.

Plus, the buzz is that Wisconsin is the favorite and it’d be a shock to see them anywhere else but Madison next season.

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This isn’t all bad, though. Michigan State’s 2020 class could be special with Jalen Terry already committed and Carlos Johnson, Isaiah Jackson, Cam’Ron Fletcher, Bryce Thompson and Jaemyn Brakefield on the board still. Don’t get your hopes up on the Hausers, but it’s definitely not the end of the world.

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