Spartans Add Transfer Hoops Player Hauser

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East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s basketball team announced that forward Joey Hauser (Stevens Point, Mich./Stevens Point Area) will transfer from Marquette.
“We’re very excited to add Joey Hauser to our roster and welcome him to the Spartan family,” MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo said. “Joey is a kid we recruited out of high school and we were very familiar with him and he knew us. We believe in him as a person and really love what he brings to the table as a player. He’s a hard-working player who is versatile, has a high basketball IQ and is a winner. We think he’ll be a great addition for our program.”
“I’m proud to announce that I have committed to Michigan State University,” Hauser said. “Thank you to Coach Izzo and his staff for this opportunity. Once again, thank you to Marquette University for allowing me to represent them this past season. I can’t wait to take this next step in my college career.”
Hauser was an All-Big East Freshman Team selection in 2018-19 after averaging 9.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists while starting 31 of 34 games and playing 29.2 minutes for the Golden Eagles. He scored in double figures 17 times, including nine in Big East games, and was named the conference Freshman of the Week five times (Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 25).
A 6-9, 230-pound forward, Hauser moved into the starting lineup against Presbyterian (Nov. 17) after serving as a reserve for his first three games. He scored a season-high 21 points at Xavier (Jan. 25) and had season-bests of 10 rebounds and six assists against North Dakota (Dec. 18).
Hauser graduated from high school early after missing most of his senior season following ankle surgery and enrolled at Marquette for the spring 2018 semester, during which he redshirted.
Coming out of high school, Hauser was ranked as high as 32nd in the nation by 247Sports.com. He helped lead Stevens Point Area High to three-straight state titles under the direction of head coach Scott Anderson. Hauser averaged 23.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game as a junior en route to the squad’s third championship.
The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, native was a unanimous selection to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team and claimed co-player of the year accolades in the Wisconsin Valley Conference in 2016-17.
A three-year varsity letterwinner, he was an all-state performer as a sophomore after averaging 17.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 59.6 percent from the floor. As a freshman in 2014-15, Hauser claimed all-league accolades and chipped in 9.6 points and 4.6 boards per contest en route to his first state championship.



 
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