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 lone 2021 commit

Pierre Brooks got a nice little bump in the latest Rivals150 and that should help his composite rankings, but that 34-spot jump seemed like it was long overdue.

Michigan State’s lone 2021 commit verbally pledged to the Spartans back in April with an awesome commitment video and it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a fan favorite. He’s one of the best shooters in the class and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Michigan in the class, according to 247Sports.

While Rivals lists him as the No. 75 prospect in the nation, he’s No. 82 on 247Sports and he should see that reflect in his composite soon.

Brooks also fills a position of need at shooting guard with Rocket Watts moving over to the one more than likely and an inexperienced AJ Hoggard as his backup. Aaron Henry can play the two and so can Watts, but there’s a chance both could decide to leave after the 2020-21 season.

The backcourt will need a 6-5 shooting guard like Brooks who can light up the scoreboard and as long as he can defend, he’ll be in Tom Izzo’s good graces.