2 weeks ago

As we near the start of the NCAA basketball season and basketball fever returns there have been a number of interesting developments on the recruiting front. Beyond the excitement (and relief) of the early-signing period seeing Ton Izzo lock in three outstanding talents in Max Christie, Jaden Akins, and Pierre Brooks Jr., some high school programs have already started playing, including a number of Michigan State recruits. There are also some new names to keep track of for anyone following Michigan State basketball recruiting for the high school class of 2022.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Newly formed Ypsi Prep Academy in their first ever nationally televised event delivered with electrifying performances from Emoni Bates and Jaden Akins both. Bates finished with 36 points and 10 rebounds, while Akins chipped in 17 points as Ypsi Prep fell short to Chet Holmgren (31 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks) and Team Sizzle, 78-71. So let’s dive right into the film.

Source: Spartan Hoops

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s men’s basketball team has received signed National Letters of Intent from Jaden Akins (Farmington, Mich./Ypsi Prep Academy), Pierre Brooks (Detroit, Mich./Frederick Douglass Academy), and Max Christie (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

“I think we’ve built a strong class in the ‘21 class with me, Pierre and Max so far,” Akins told the Free Press on Wednesday morning. “All three of us can get our own shot and score and create. So I feel like we got a lot of talented players, and also the players that are already State. I feel like we’re building something special.” That “so far” is a reference to two 2022 commitments — swingman Emoni Bates, Akins’ current teammate at Ypsi Prep, and forward Enoch Boakye — who might reclassify and join the trio that signed Wednesday

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

The Spartans’ 2021 recruiting class of shooting guard Max Christie, point guard Jaden Akins and wing Pierre Brooks II — all of whom signed their letters of intent to play at MSU on Wednesday morning — marks the beginning of perhaps the most heavily anticipated era of Spartan basketball since Mateen Cleaves announced he’d attend the “University of … Michigan State” almost 25 years ago.

Source: Lansing State Journal

2 weeks ago

The Michigan State Spartans are entering National Signing Day with three commitments and the No. 6 class in the nation. That is obviously a lofty number and one that should have Tom Izzo and his program remaining at or near the top of the Big Ten Conference.

Source: 247 Sports

2 weeks ago

Ypsi Prep Academy will make its debut Thursday night at 8:30 on ESPN2 on when it plays host to Team Sizzle from Minneapolis at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. Of course, Ypsi Prep Academy is a new school formed by E.J. Bates, father of 6-foot-9 junior Emoni Bates, who is considered to be the nation’s top high school basketball player. E.J. is the team’s head coach.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

With high school basketball looking to implement safety protocols including masks and social distancing on benches, college prospects are hoping that the season will generally start as originally planned. There’s no way to predict how the season will finish, or what impact COVID will have on certain programs and players, but knowing that games are going to be played is promising as we continue to assess future Spartans commits and offerees.

Source: Spartan Hoops

3 weeks ago

247Sports updated its basketball recruiting rankings for the class of 2022 on Wednesday, and Michigan State commitment Emoni Bates remains the top overall player in the class. Bates maintained his 101 rating, keeping him at No. 1 among all junior prospects. MSU’s other class of 2022 commitment, Canadian center Enoch Boakye, dropped one spot to No. 20 overall. His rating of 98 was not adjusted.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

3 months ago

Tom Izzo has been hot when it comes to recruiting elite talent. What does it all mean and will Emoni Bates, the No. 1 recruit in America, actually play for the Spartans?

3 months ago

Jaden Akins joined Zach “SchuZ” Schumaker to breakdown his decision to form a superteam at Michigan State, why he decided to transfer to Ypsi Prep, what Michigan State player he believes that he plays a lot like and what it was like having Magic Johnson tweet about him.

3 months ago

Boakye shares several interesting stories about his recruitment including the staff’s reaction when he committed & his own reaction after Magic Johnson tweeted at him. Boakye also touches on topics such as his top 3 favorite rappers, his preferred jersey numbers, and his shoe collection

3 months ago

With Jaden Akins Izzo has landed his fifth Top-100 recruit while other coaches seem to be still figuring out how this Zoom thing or a computer for that matter works. Nobody knows just yet how the future for college basketball looks like in the next couple of months, but by adding major league talent across the board MSU has made sure that their fans can look into an exciting future. A future that could prove to be one of the best periods in the Izzo era.

Source: The Only Colors

3 months ago

After one of the best recruiting stretches of Tom Izzo’s career, Michigan State now finds itself with one of the best problems a college basketball program can have: How can it make room for all of the highly-rated prospects that want to wear the green and white? It’s a good problem, but it’s still a problem.

Source: mlive.com

3 months ago

4-Star point guard Jaden Akins commits to MSU. We talk about the Henry/Tillman decisions, and the state of the college basketball season.

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3 months ago

Listen to “* Jaden Akins, 2021 MSU Basketball 4* Commit (G)” on Spreaker.

3 months ago

Graham and Chris sort through a wild week in the Big Ten and what the cancellation of fall sports, especially football, means for MSU.

3 months ago

Jaden Akins announced his commitment to Michigan State, and the rest of the college basketball world turned green with envy. The four-star recruit from Farmington revealed his decision Thursday on his social media accounts, giving Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo one of his strongest recruiting classes in his quarter-century with the Spartans. Akins picked MSU over Michigan, DePaul, Florida, Northwestern and Mississippi State.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 months ago

Enoch Boakye joined Zach “SchuZ” Schumaker to discuss his commitment to Michigan State, how Coach Tom Izzo sold him, why he takes so much pride in Canada, and what his three biggest goals are for his Michigan State career.

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