Michigan State transfer Rocket Watts returns to the Mitten

When Rocket Watts originally committed to Michigan State, many Spartan fans were very excited as they thought he had a chance to be a very good player.

Unfortunately, Watts never panned out at MSU and he eventually announced he was transferring to Mississippi State.

Well, after an uneventful season at Mississippi State, Watts entered the transfer portal for a second time.

According to Tony Paul of the Detroit News, Watts has decided to return to the Mitten state and play for Greg Kampe at Oakland University.

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Rocket Watts will face his former teammates at Michigan State in December

After Watts initially announced he was transferring from the Spartans, Tom Izzo said the decision was mutual.

“In preparation for last season, we had asked Rocket to take on a new role. It’s the type of position change where a spring, summer, and fall of practice would have been extremely beneficial for him,” Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said. “Unfortunately, the pandemic created circumstances beyond anyone’s control. As a result, he didn’t get the necessary practice time, which put him in a difficult and challenging situation.

“After several discussions over the past week, we mutually agreed that he may benefit from a fresh start elsewhere and is putting his name in the transfer portal. Rocket has made progress in all facets of his life, especially making tremendous strides academically. We appreciate the contributions he’s made over the last two years and wish Rocket nothing but the best in his future. He’ll always be part of the Spartan Family.”

Watts and his new teammates at Oakland University will take on Michigan State and his former teammates at Breslin Center on December 21.

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We certainly wish Watts and the Golden Grizzlies the best of luck!

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