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Izzo signs 2 top-100 recruits

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has signed center Mady Sissoko and point guard AJ Hoggard.

Izzo said Wednesday he may add another player or two to the recruiting class to help the team next season.

The 6-foot-10, 215-pound Sissoko is from Mali. Sissoko averaged more than 12 points and nearly nine rebounds last season as a junior at Wasatch Academy in Utah. He is ranked No. 37 among recruits in the nation by 247 Sports.

The 6-3, 220-pound Hoggard, who is from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, averaged 15.6 points last year and won a state title as a junior at Archbishop Carroll High School in suburban Philadelphia. Hoggard is ranked as the No. 71 recruit overall and attends Huntington Prep in West Virginia.

The Spartans were ranked No. 1 to start this season but now hold the No. 3 spot after losing their opener to Kentucky.

Michigan coach Juwan Howard has added his first recruit to the program.

Howard says shooting guard Zeb Jackson signed Wednesday to play for the Wolverines next season. The 6-foot-3 Jackson is ranked No. 62 among recruits in the nation by 247 Sports.

Highly touted forward Isaiah Todd is also expected to be a part of Howard’s first recruiting class.

Jackson averaged more than 25 points and nearly eight rebounds per game over the previous three seasons at Maumee Valley Country Day in Ohio. He will spend his senior season at Montverde Academy in Florida.

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