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?
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.
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
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.
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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.
4-Star point guard Jaden Akins commits to MSU. We talk about the Henry/Tillman decisions, and the state of the college basketball season.
Graham and Chris sort through a wild week in the Big Ten and what the cancellation of fall sports, especially football, means for MSU.
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.
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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.
Standing 6-foot-10-inches tall and a rock-solid 240 pounds, Boakye has to be considered a menacing physical presence at the high school level and that should only continue in college. Apparently he is still growing and he might actually end up an inch or two longer than he is now.
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By any measure, Michigan State is the hottest school in the country on the recruiting trail right now. On Tuesday, the Spartans landed a commitment from Enoch Boakye, an elite Canadian class of 2022 forward who is rated a five-star prospect by 247sports and a four-star by Rivals.
The Boakye commitment offers the prospect of Michigan State potentially fielding the best big-man tandem that Izzo and the university have ever seen. With Mady Sissoko, a more-raw, but incredibly talented, long, tall, strong, and hard-working big already in the fold, Enoch Boakye a true five-star talent, possessing a similar physical profile, but with even better footwork and a stunning skill-level for a young man of his size, Michigan State will have the option to play big and to play big effectively, something that few programs can lay claim to in recent years given the challenges of playing a “big” four-man.
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On this emergency pod, Dan and David discuss Enoch Boakye’s commitment to Michigan State, his playing style and what he brings, and what it means for the program. They also discuss what a potential reclassification to the 2021 class means, and what it looks like if he stays in 2022.
Boakye draws comparisons to recent Indiana center Thomas Bryant. I’ve heard that from a couple places. If he’s similar to Bryant, who spent two productive years at Indiana, that would be a strong get for the Spartans. Another person who’s seen Boakye a lot described him in the mold of Chris Webber, though not at that level.
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Boakye announced the massive news that he picked the green and white over Duke, Kentucky, Texas Tech, Arizona, Oklahoma State, and UCLA. The No. 3-ranked center for the class of 2022 now makes it two commits for what is already a storied class with Bates. However, just like Bates, rumors are swirling that a reclassification could be a possibility.
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Years of preparation all comes down to this one moment. @EnochBoakye11 chooses his next step.
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) July 28, 2020
Playing in Canada, it can often be difficult for a prospect to gain as much attention as those who play in the United States. It’s been no different for Boakye, who is rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports and is rated the No. 18 player in the 2022 class. However, he isn’t rated by Rivals (he’s listed as a four-star prospect on that site) nor is he among the top 60 players at ESPN. It’s certainly provided him with motivation, his high school coach says.
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I caught up with Enoch this past Saturday [prior to the news about his impending commitment date on July 28, 2020 at 11:30am to discuss the state of Canadian basketball, his growing recruiting interest, his basketball skill-set, and why Tim Horton’s is what most of America is missing.
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