Michigan State Basketball's Gehrig Normand looks ready to show out in 2024-25

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Michigan State basketball has plenty of new faces to look forward to seeing during the 2024-25 season.

The Spartans have undoubtedly brought in some strong guards with shooting ability in their freshman class Jase Richardson and Kur Teng. But we have yet to see what Gehrig Normand.

Normand came to Michigan State in the 2023 recruiting class and was compared very much to the skills and shooting ability of former Spartan great Matt McQuaid. Like McQuaid, Gehrig hails from Texas.

Spartan Nation didn't see much from Normand in 2023-24 as he took a redshirt, while also dealing with a foot issue. Now with summer here and team workouts and practices starting to heat up, Normand has quickly been showing out that he cannot be counted out as a legit scoring threat for the Spartans come the fall.

Normand showed a little bit of everything during his high school days, from the defensive side of the ball to knocking down big-time 3-pointers. That was a huge reason why he was a big grab by Izzo last year.

Normand has quickly shown that he's ready to see the floor this season, which can be seen in several different posts.

Normand along with the rest of the Spartan squad have really been putting in the work early and often and that can be seen in a video posted via MSU Basketball's X page.

It also appears that Normand has quickly started showing some leadership ability, as the team had a recent outdoor workout, where they were practicing their team-building, and teamwork skills.

Normand can be seen leading his team to a win in a sandbag exercise.

Normand has been putting in the work to be an important contributor in the future for the Spartans, even with freshman Kur Teng having such a great-looking stroke from deep.

If Normand can be a huge threat from deep as well, then this team's ceiling continues to get higher despite, being very undervalued. He really does remind me of McQuaid in many ways.