Mark Montgomery is looking to take some of what he learned under Tom Izzo to Northern Illinois. Sunday, he landed a commitment from Sam Mader.
A 6-foot-8 rising senior from Appleton (Wisc.) East, Mader is very similar to the types of guys that Montgomery recruited while at Michigan State.
Blue collar, tough and committed to playing physical defense and cleaning the glass, Mader is an interior workhorse who loves to do the dirty work.
During his junior season, Mader helped lead Appleton East to a 27-1 overall record and all the way to the state semifinals.