Projecting the starting 5 for Michigan State basketball in 2024-25

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks with guard Jeremy Fears Jr. during MSU's 88-64 win over Baylor
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talks with guard Jeremy Fears Jr. during MSU's 88-64 win over Baylor / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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So much is still unknown about Michigan State basketball as they head into next season. We have a good idea as to who is returning to the team and who isn't, but Tom Izzo is still extremely active in the portal and the portal is open until May 1, so anything is still possible.

I think all of Spartan Nation has their guess as to who will be the starting five in game one when the season rolls around, but with all the craziness that will occur over these next few months, trying to project the starting five for the Spartans is an extremely difficult task. But I've never shied away from a challenge.

So here is who I think the starting five will be for Michigan State next season, and yes, there will be at least one transfer who hasn't even committed to the program yet that will be included.

Let's dive in.

Point guard: Jeremy Fears Jr.

This is the spot that is likely most up for debate as the Spartans head into next season. With AJ Hoggard now out of the lineup, this spot is up for grabs, and two guys have a great shot at earning the starting point guard spot.

Tre Holloman is a great option for MSU at point guard, but I think Jeremy Fears Jr. will grab ahold of the job next season. Sure Holloman has more experience, but I think Fears has the greater upside. So even though Holloman might be the "better player" heading into next year, I think Izzo will still roll with Fears.

This roster has been constructed for Fears to be the next great point guard at Michigan State. Not that I don't think Holloman can't be great, I just think Fears has the greater potential of the two. But even though I think Fears will get the nod as the starter, I think Fears and Holloman will still play pretty equal time at the position this year. I also think Holloman will get some time on the wing as well, so we won't have to worry about Holloman not getting enough playing time next season.