8 months ago

George Harris Prep (Canada) star Enoch Boakye has decided to decommit from Michigan State and reopen his recruitment, the 6-foot-11 center tells Sports Illustrated. “It’s a tough decision, because I really do love Michigan State,” Boakye said. “But it’s just one of those situations where I have to do what’s best for me and my future.”

Source: Sports Illustrated

9 months ago

Keon Coleman is heading to Michigan State football. Coleman, a 2021 three-star wide receiver from Opelousas (La.) Catholic, plans to play football and basketball in college. He picked MSU over 40 other offers, including Kansas, Auburn, Ole Miss, Penn State, Auburn, and Arizona. The plan is for Coleman to be on scholarship for Mel Tucker’s team and walk on to Tom Izzo’s team.

Source: MDetroit Free Press

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9 months ago

Well, this season has been a struggle for the Michigan State men’s basketball team, but things are looking up, looking forward still, right? The short answer is: yes! While Michigan State’s signed 2021 class has dealt with its fair share of adversity in the last five months, the class still looks to be a supremely talented one, and there are a number of talents committed in the 2022 class that the Spartans appear to be in good shape on.

Source: The Only Colors

10 months ago

Emoni Bates hears the questions. He knows Michigan State basketball fans are anxious to see the top-ranked Spartan commit play in green and white, especially after another MSU loss Friday. Bates, who turns 17 on Jan. 28, is soft-spoken and succinct. When asked Friday about reclassifying grade levels, he said he’s focused on getting better while playing with fledgling Ypsilanti Prep Academy.

Source: Detroit Free Press

10 months ago

As Emoni Bates watched Michigan State get off to an 0-3 start in Big Ten play this season before they won their last two league games, he couldn’t help but think that things might’ve been different had he been with the Spartans. “He says that all the time,” Elgin Bates, Emoni’s father, said this week in a phone interview. “Plus, he has a couple close friends that play on that roster and he always says, ‘I wish I was out there with my boys,’ so I know he could definitely, definitely help them, but adversity is the key to success.”

Source: Forbes

10 months ago

Michigan State signee Jaden Akins has found a new home. The 6-foot-3 guard from Farmington who began this season playing at Ypsilanti Prep will finish his senior season at Sunrise Christian in Bel Aire, Kan.

Source: Detroit News

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months ago

 

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

12 months 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

12 months 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

12 months 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

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September 3rd, 2020

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?

August 24th, 2020

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.

August 22nd, 2020

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

August 20th, 2020

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

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