Beecher and Michigan State product Marquise Gray will play in Poland next season

Although the wording is a little unclear because this is excerpted from a Polish website through Google translate, it appears former Beecher star and Michigan State big man Marquise Gray has signed with AZS Koszalin SA in the Polish league

Gray had a great debut season as a pro last year, averaging a double-double in Turkey. When I talked to him over the summer, he said that resulted in offers all over Europe

“I have a few options. Spain, Germany, Poland, France … I have a lot of options. I’m going to sit down with my family, sit down with my agent and discuss what’s the best situation for me next year.”

I watched Gray work out all summer, and Michigan State fans wouldn’t even recognize his game. At MSU, he was used primarily as a big body down low, put into games to rebound and defend. In reality, he has a really good face-up game and range out to the three-point line. If he continues to play like he did in Turkey, he’ll quickly become one of the best big men in Europe.

— Patrick Hayes