Michigan State basketball trending with 5-star SG Max Christie?

Tom Izzo and Rocket Watts, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Max Christie is one of the top names left on the board in Michigan State basketball’s 2021 recruiting class and he may be trending green.

Pierre Brooks is sitting alone on Michigan State’s board of committed prospects for the 2021 class and that’ll have to change sometime soon.

While recruiting has been quiet in the basketball circuit this spring and summer, it’s going to heat up soon with campus visits returning and camps starting. There’s still a long way to go before we return to “normal” but student-athletes returning to campus on June 15 for the Spartans is a big step.

Right now, there’s plenty of speculation about how Michigan State’s 2021 class could play out and one of the main talking points is the point guard position as well as Max Christie.

Rivals‘ recruiting expert Corey Evans was asked in a recent mailbag about who he thinks will wind up in Michigan State’s 2021 class with Brooks and he said four-star point guard Jaden Akins and Christie are good bets as of right now.

At point guard, Akins would be a monster get as he’s one of the top-70 recruits in the country and adding Christie to the wing would be massive.

Trending toward Michigan State basketball

Besides Evans stating that he believes Michigan State could land Christie, even putting in a futurecast for him on Rivals, there’s been plenty of talk on social media lately about the Spartans sitting in a good spot for the five-star shooting guard from Illinois.

Duke also sits in a good spot, but in recent interviews, he failed to mention the Blue Devils and they’re prioritizing five-star center Charles Bediako, it seems. If Mike Krzyzewski and Duke land Bediako, don’t be surprised if that acts as a sign for Christie to pick the Spartans based off of who made him more of a priority.

Christie looks like a toss-up at this point, like Evans mentioned, but there’s definitely some ground being gained by Tom Izzo and Michigan State — or even a lead extended.

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