Michigan State star Miles Bridges has unfinished business

Michigan St. star Miles Bridges bucks the trend of one and done's. Bridges discusses his decision to return to school instead of going to the NBA after his freshman year.

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- When Miles Bridges' freshman season ended, everyone from fans to Tom Izzo, even Bridges' mama expected him to join the list of one-and-done stars ahead to the NBA. But as our Bill Raftery discovered, the one person that didn't see that coming? Bridges himself.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- I want to thank God for this opportunity I get, to either reach my dreams in NBA, or stay here with my teammates. I got some unfinished business here, and I'm just saying, I wanna stay.

[CHEERING]

- Coming back, is it all you expected, or is it more?

- It's more. Just because I know I'll be having this much fun playing basketball with my teammates, and I know my teammates will be having this much fun, it's just, it's a special bond here.

- Everybody sort of shocked in the basketball world. Was it a relief to just get rid of that and move forward?

- It, it was a big load off my shoulders. 'Cause I was tired of keeping in, and I wanted to stay. And I wanted people to know that I was staying. My teammates stayed, most of them, they already knew, but it was a big load off my shoulders.

- When he said that, the first time he said, we're driving to Flint to meet his mother, and he said, you know, I don't think I want to go. I mean, I just thought he was leaving, you know? I really did.

I remember calling him the last day you could put your name in. And I said, are you sure? And he said, yeah.

He's unique, he's got a goal, he's got a mission, and he knows what he wants to accomplish.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Tell us a little about your youth, learning the game, and what it meant to you in terms of your maturity.

- It was, it was hard growing up. Flint is not the best place to live. But I felt like if I didn't grow up there, then I wouldn't be as tough as I am now.

RAFTERY: And the city had that water crisis, and you were deeply involved, I'm sure.

- It was tough for me knowing that my mom, my sister, all my loved ones are still back there. But that kind of lit a fuel to my fire, it made made me go harder every game, every practice. Just so I could get better, so I could donate back, and give back to my city.

[MUSIC - BIG SEAN, "BIGGER THAN ME"]

BIG SEAN: [SINGING] This is bigger than me. All I wanna do is make the city proud, yeah.

- Miles is my, as I call, my blue-collar superstar.

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TOM IZZO: He's got humility to him like not many I have had. He's got a big heart, and a little ego, and that's a nice way to do it.

ANNOUNCER: Miles Bridges, they say this kid is just an amazing young man.

[MUSIC - BIG SEAN, "BIGGERN THAN ME"]

BIG SEAN: [SINGING] You gonna realize that this is bigger than me, yeah.

- I'm just blessed to have this opportunity just to play basketball. I never want to take anything for granted. That's why I try to have as much fun as I can. I'm happy to be on the court, happy to have the opportunity to be on the court with my teammates, with my coach. I couldn't picture myself in any other place.

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