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Robert Bondy

MSU basketball showing interest in 2026 4-star SG Jayden Johnson

Michigan State is one of a few big-time programs showing interest in an elite shooting guard prospect in the 2026 class.

The Spartans are one of three big-time programs that sent coaches to see 2026 four-star shooting guard Jayden Johnson on Thursday. The other two notable programs were Louisville and Xavier, according to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.

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Weingarten is also reporting that Johnson will be visiting Ohio State this upcoming weekend.

Johnson ranks as the No. 10 shooting guard and No. 37 overall prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings for the 2026 class. He’s also ranked as the No. 1 player from Kentucky.

Johnson currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Missouri, Texas A&M and West Virginia. Keep an eye on Johnson’s recruitment as the Spartans may continue to be engaged and eventually extend him an offer.

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