Frankie Fidler discusses why he committed to Michigan State basketball

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In case you missed it, Michigan State basketball landed its top transfer target in star forward Frankie Fidler on Tuesday. In a come-from-behind win for Tom Izzo, the Spartans beat out Big Ten foe Wisconsin for Fidler's commitment.

Before Fidler visited Michigan State a few weeks ago, he was thought to be a heavy lean to the Badgers. However, a perfect visit to MSU, along with Fidler's former teammate Chucky Hepburn leaving Wisconsin, paved the way for Michigan State to win this recruitment.

But how exactly did Michigan State get it done? What stood out about MSU that made Fidler change his mind?

Fidler made an appearance on The Drive with Jack on Wednesday and spoke a lot about his decision to commit to Michigan State. Andrew Cumbow did an excellent job in his post below of summarzing the points and things that Fidler spoke about on the show.

According to Fidler, one of the main reasons he chose Michigan State is because he wants to play for a winning culture and for a team that will make the NCAA Tournament. Fidler also shared that he loved the family atmosphere in the program (tell me if you've ever heard a recruit say that before) and that the visit and city both blew him and his mother away.

On the visit, he spent a lot of time with Carson Cooper, Gehrig Normand, Tre Holloman, and Jaden Akins. He has a little history with Holloman and Akins back in his high school days, so that was smart for Izzo to use that connection to their advantage.

Fidler also is currently going through the NBA draft process and working out in Arizona. But don't worry, he won't be declaring for the draft and is planning on moving to East Lansing sometime in June.

Fidler undoubtedly will be a huge addition to the program, and I am so relieved that Tom Izzo was able to snag him out of the portal. Now let's hope he has a little more magic up his sleeve left so he can get another transfer to pair with Fidler.