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Michigan State Basketball: Frankie Fidler 1st transfer portal commit since Tyson Walker

Frankie Fidler made his announcement to play for Coach Tom Izzo for the 2024–2025 season.
Frankie Fidler is moving on from Omaha.
Frankie Fidler is moving on from Omaha. / Mitchell Layton/GettyImages

Michigan State's head coach, Tom Izzo, received his first transfer portal commitment since Tyson Walker back in 2021. Walker played two seasons for the Northeastern Huskies before finishing his career at MSU, where he spent his final three years of eligibility.

Coach Izzo obtained Frankie Fidler, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound junior out of Bellevue, New England. Fidler made his decision known to the public on April 23rd, per Joe Tipton.

Fidler, the rising senior, began his career at Omaha before moving on to another chapter of his college basketball career. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists on top of his 45.2 conversion rate, making 35.6 percent from downtown.

This past year was statistically Fidler's best, but he entered Omaha as a double-figure scorer, clocking in 12.8 points as a freshman and 14.7 the following year.

His performances against North Dakota State (January 13th) and North Dakota (March 10th) notched his season-high of 34 points. These were two of his four outings where he reached the 30-point threshold, displaying an elite scoring prowess.

Fidler scored a total of 664 points, grabbed 207 rebounds, and handed out 86 assists during 2023–2024. He led the Mavericks in scoring and held the record for the most minutes played per game with 36. He also placed second in the assist column behind JJ White.

Fidler likes to gain his points around the rim, using his size and stature to create contact and finish with no problem. He can also stretch the floor and pull from the mid-range areas. A dynamic three-level scorer who can put points on the board in numerous ways.

Coach Izzo is searching for all the talent he can get after losing his star guard, Tyson Walker, due to exhausting his eligibility. However, this addition should make up for some of that lost production.

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