Michigan State basketball adds 5-star PF Kijani Wright to list of 2022 targets

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Michigan State basketball added to its growing list of 2022 targets, offering five-star power forward Kijani Wright from Los Angeles.

The 2022 class could wind up being Tom Izzo’s best if all goes as planned. While he hasn’t landed a single recruit yet, he’s piling up the offers.

On Friday evening, Izzo and his staff reached out to Kijani Wright, a five-star power forward from Los Angeles, and offered him a scholarship. He becomes the first power forward to receive an offer in the class from the Spartans and the seventh player overall.

Wright joins the likes of Emoni Bates, Sonny Johnson Jr., Jaden Schutt, Ty Rodgers, Enoch Boakye and Donovan Clingan on the Spartans’ 2022 big board. Over the past month, or so, Michigan State has extended four offers to 2022 class prospects, including Wright as the latest.

The soon-to-be junior big man from California is ranked the No. 10 overall prospect and second-best power forward in the class, according to the composite. He holds 14 offers.

Michigan State basketball’s 2022 class outlook

There’s no telling how many scholarships will be available for the 2022 class, but there’s a decent change there will be somewhere around 2-3. In that case, Bates would be top priority along with Rodgers and Boakye, but Wright’s game is intriguing.

In fact, he can post up, drive to the hoop or stretch the floor with touch from 3-point range.

Imagine Michigan State has a three-man class in 2022, the Spartans would have to made Rodgers, Boakye and Bates the top priorities, but in the case that the latter heads right to the NBA, Wright might just take that third spot. This kid is an athlete who runs the floor well and can handle the ball well for a big.

Izzo loves what he sees and that’s exactly why he’s joined a growing list of Spartan targets in 2022 and we’ll be hearing plenty more about him soon enough.

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