5 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.

5 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

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6 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.

6 months ago

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.

Source: he Only Colors

6 months ago

Listen to “* Enoch Boakye, 2022 MSU Basketball 5* Commit (F)” on Spreaker.

6 months ago

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.

Source: mlive.com

6 months ago

6 months ago

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.

Source: The Only Colors

6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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.

Source: Lansing State Journal

6 months ago

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.

Source: The Only Colors

6 months ago

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.

Source: Detroit News

6 months ago

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.

Source: Spartan Hoops

6 months ago

When Michigan State basketball landed Ypsi Prep Academy guard Emoni Bates on June 29, head coach Tom Izzo secured the highest-rated recruit of his tenure. Naturally, bringing in a five-star recruit like Bates will produce great publicity and buzz for the MSU basketball program. But Bates, the Gatorade national player of the year, could bring a lot more to the table.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 months ago

Christie is grouped in with some elite company, and Izzo doesn’t necessarily need him to be a five-star to develop him; Izzo has notably and consistently developed four-year guys into top-tier college basketball players. Christie is a synonym for rare, especially in terms of Izzo’s recruits. He is the fifth highest ranked recruit in Izzo’s illustrious 20-year career.

Source: The State News

6 months ago

In the span of a week, Michigan State landed two of the most dynamic perimeter players in the country, regardless of class, in Emoni Bates and Max Christie. Still, as it stands, Spartan fans would have to wait a year to see the tandem do damage together; Christie is in the 2021 class and Bates is the top player in 2022, though sources tell Sports Illustrated that he will likely move to 2021, a scenario Christie is hoping for.

Source: Sports Illustrated

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7 months ago

I’ll never forget the phone call when I told Coach (Tom) Izzo; I will cherish that phone call forever. I told him about two weeks ago and when I did I could definitely feel and imagine his smile through the phone. He was just really excited! I felt so good after making that call. I was really happy with my decision; I know I made the right decision for me.

Source: Sports Illustrated

7 months ago

With the landing of 2021’s No. 1 shooting guard in the form of five-star, Chicago-bred, Max Christie and the college basketball-altering decision of National Gatorade Player of the Year and highest touted high school prospect since LeBron James, Emoni Bates, in just the matter of a nine-day span, the Spartan’s first commit for their potential 2021 dynasty may have slipped some people’s minds.

Source: The State News

7 months ago

With the recent addition of Max Christie to pair alongside Pierre Brooks on the wing, MSU has bulwarked the thinning depth at the SG/SF position for the 2021-22 season. All focus now shifts to the most crucial position of need, the point guard spot.

Source: Spartan Hoops

7 months ago

In this episode, new Michigan State commit Max Christie joins me & Justin Thind (from Rivals’ Spartan Mag) to discuss his commitment to Michigan State. Hear about how long MSU was his leader, what he thought of his official visit, who else he’s trying to recruit with him to MSU, and much more.

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