Michigan State Basketball: Constructing ideal 2021 recruiting class

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Michigan State basketball’s 2021 recruiting class has just one commit thus far, but this is what the ideal group would look like for the Spartans.

Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class has gotten off to a solid start with four-star shooting guard Pierre Brooks committing back in April, but there’s plenty of room for more blue-chippers.

The Spartans have dipped into multiple states for the remainder of the 2021 class including Michigan, Illinois and Indiana and if everything goes as planned, they will have the No. 1 group in the Big Ten when it’s all said and done.

Getting a guard commit was big for Tom Izzo as the backcourt will be thinned out in the coming years with Cassius Winston gone and potentially Aaron Henry and Rocket Watts following his lead soon. Moreover, Josh Langford will likely be back in 2020-21 but this will also be his last season in East Lansing as the backcourt continues to take hits.

The frontcourt should be fine even with the potential loss of Xavier Tillman, but if he returns, he’ll be gone after next season, opening a spot for another potential big in the 2021 class — Charles Bediako, anyone?

It’s far too early to know which positions will need to be filled and what players could be heading off to the NBA early, but the 2021 class has a chance to be elite no matter what.

Let’s take a look at the ideal 2021 class if everything plays out perfectly for the Spartans.