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Jase Richardson shows flashes of his dad with crazy dunk (Video)

Jase or Jason? I can’t tell.



Jase Richardson
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Newest Michigan State commit Jase Richardson showed flashes of his dad, Jason, with a massive dunk on Friday.

Michigan State’s 2024 recruiting class grew by one this week as four-star combo guard Jase Richardson committed to the Spartans over Alabama and Cincinnati. Yes, as you probably know by now, Jase is the son of Spartan legend Jason Richardson.

Jase is known more for his complete game and ability to play both guard positions. He can handle the ball and he can play off-ball and catch-and-shoot or take the ball to the rim. He’s a versatile player but he’s not exactly known as a high-flyer. Jase can thrown down, but he’s not the same level of athlete that his dad was when he was in East Lansing and the NBA as a Slam Dunk Contest champion.

No, Jase is much more of a finesse player who can throw down the occasional dunk.

But on Friday night during a game at Overtime Elite, Richardson showed flashes of his dad, throwing down one heck of a dunk over a defender who probably shouldn’t have jumped.

Just watch.

Richardson had been playing well all week at the Overtime Elite event. This was just one of those “oh, he has that in his bag” moments where everyone realized that he’s probably a better athlete than he gets credit for. Michigan State fans should be excited for his eventual arrival.

No, he’s not going to put his elbow in the rim like his dad could, but he’ll be a nice athletic addition to the backcourt. He can leave all of the awe-inspiring dunks to Coen Carr.

But I wouldn’t be shocked to see Richardson throw down some sneaky dunks throughout his Spartan career that make the Breslin Center erupt.

Anyone else just incredibly excited for basketball season now?

Writer, co-owner of Spartan Shadows. Michigan State and college football expert at FanSided and formerly of The Detroit News. Expert on all things Michigan State. Connor Muldowney has written about Michigan State since graduating from the university with a degree in journalism back in 2013. Ten years of experience as a Michigan State writer/reporter.