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Michigan State adds a second potential impact transfer this week

Cleveland State's Bryn Forbes (2) looks dejectedly at the score board late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 68-61

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Cleveland State's Bryn Forbes (2) looks dejectedly at the score board late in the second half of an NCAA …

Four days after adding high-scoring former West Virginia guard Eron Harris, Michigan State has made another big score on the transfer market.

Cleveland State transfer Bryn Forbes has signed with the Spartans, his former high school coach told the Detroit Free Press.

Forbes, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, is a Lansing native who won a pair of state championships playing with Michigan State standout Denzel Valentine. He left Cleveland State after an excellent sophomore season in which he averaged 15.6 points and shot 42.4 percent from behind the arc.

What's especially exciting for Michigan State about the addition of Forbes is he could be available to play for the Spartans as soon as next season. One of the reasons he left Cleveland State reportedly was to attend a school closer to his ill sister, which makes him a candidate for a hardship waiver.

Whenever Forbes can suit up for Michigan State, his role will probably be as a top sharpshooter.

If freshman Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn starts at point guard next season, Forbes could potentially be one of the top subs behind veterans Travis Trice and Valentine at wing. If Trice moves from shooting guard to point guard as a senior, Forbes could potentially be in the mix for the starting shooting guard spot.

Landing Forbes and Harris is critical for Michigan State because the Spartans needed an influx of talent. They lost stars Gary Harris, Keith Appling and Adreian Payne from last season's Elite Eight squad, and they missed on some of their top recruiting targets in the Class of 2014.

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