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Michigan State's Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark "Rocket" Watts.

The school announced Wednesday it received a letter of intent from Watts, who attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo's recruiting class.

Watts is ranked No. 32 and Hall is No. 55 overall in 247 Sports composite national rankings. Watts made 15 3-pointers and scored 64 points in a game as a senior in a win over St. Edward in Ohio. He previously attended Old Redford Academy in Detroit, where he averaged nearly 27 points per game as a junior.

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Leaders
Points: C. Winston18.8
Rebounds: K. Goins8.9
Assists: C. Winston7.5
FG%: C. Winston46.0%
FT%: C. Winston84.0%
3P%: M. McQuaid42.2%
Steals: C. Winston1.0
Blocks: X. Tillman1.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Big Ten Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
5 Michigan State 16-4 32-7
13 Purdue 16-4 26-10
8 Michigan 15-5 30-7
21 Wisconsin 14-6 23-11
Maryland 13-7 23-11
Iowa 10-10 23-12
Minnesota 9-11 22-14
Ohio State 8-12 20-15
Indiana 8-12 19-16
Rutgers 7-13 14-17
Penn State 7-13 14-18
Illinois 7-13 12-21
Nebraska 6-14 19-17
Northwestern 4-16 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 77.6 (60)
Rebounds: 10.8 (113)
Assists: 18.3 (3)
FG%: 48.0% (23)
FT%: 75.3% (31)
3P%: 37.8% (32)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.0 (35)
Rebounds: 29.7 (6)
Assists: 12.1 (101)
FG%: 38.1% (10)
FT%: 67.9% (56)
3P%: 31.6% (51)