Michigan State Basketball: Top 3 targets after Emoni Bates commitment

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This one might come as a surprise because people probably expected Kobe Bufkin, a four-star guard from Grand Rapids, Mich., to be the third prospect on the big board. The 2021 class only has room for a couple more prospects and they will be named shortly.

When Charles Bediako left Michigan State off his list of top 10 schools over the weekend, it was clear that the Spartans needed to focus on adding a post presence in the 2022 class. Bediako was once the top big man target on the Spartans’ board for 2021 but now that he’s no longer an option, Enoch Boakye has to be that guy in 2022.

Many feel that Boakye is a better prospect than Bediako and that would be a home run for the Spartans if they are able to add the No. 1 Canadian prospect in 2022.

Xavier Tillman will be gone as will Marcus Bingham Jr. and Thomas Kithier. The post depth will take a hit but adding Boakye to a post with Mady Sissoko would be gigantic.

Boakye is a great prospect with rim-protecting abilities and he has a solid 6-10, 240-pound frame and he uses that to go up strong every time with the ball. He’s the No. 21 overall prospect in 2022 and the third-best center, according to 247Sports.