Michigan State Basketball: Best-case scenario starting lineup for 2020-21

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Michigan State Basketball Starting Five: PG

Karim Mane declared for the 2020 NBA Draft but he still has time to withdraw his name. He entered near the deadline with the intention of hearing back about his pro potential but there’s a good chance NBA teams will tell him to go to college for a year and then try again in 2021-22.

As one of the lone uncommitted five-star prospects in the 2020 recruiting class, many experts believe that if Mane does go the college route, Michigan State will be the landing spot.

Tom Izzo and Co. are still very much in the running for Mane. He’s one of the best point guard prospects in the nation, ranked the No. 26 overall prospect and No. 1 player from Canada, per 247Sports. While he’s a composite three-star, his 247Sports rating as a five-star is closer to accurate because some services have a tough time grading international players.

If Mane commits, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that he’ll be the starting point guard for the Spartans. He has incredible size at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds and his athleticism is intriguing. He would be the best-case scenario point guard for MSU.