One of Ohio’s top high school players commits to MSU

CLEVELAND – Lakewood St. Edward junior forward Delvon Roe, one of the nation’s top high school prospects, has made an oral commitment to play at Michigan State.

Roe, who led the Eagles to a 25-1 record this season, chose playing for the Spartans and in the Big 10 over North Carolina.

“I just love everything about Michigan State,” he said in a phone interview. “I was leaning toward North Carolina, but it’s 11 hours away and I realized that everything I wanted was just three hours away in East Lansing.”

The 6-foot-8, 215-pound Roe made his announcement at a news conference inside St. Ed’s gym along with some of his teammates. He informed Michigan State coach Tom Izzo of his choice last week, but kept his decision a secret until his school returned from spring break.

“I’m relieved that it’s over,” he said. “It’s been a good process, but at times it’s been tough and draining.”