Michigan State basketball: Max Christie pledge caps off epic recruiting run

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)
Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images) /

Michigan State basketball picked up its second five-star prospect in eight days with the commitment of Max Christie, 2021’s No. 1 shooting guard.

For the second time in eight days, a blue-chip prospect went on national television and announced his commitment to Michigan State.

First, it was Emoni Bates last Monday and then Max Christie joined the fun on Tuesday afternoon, speaking with Andy Katz.

Christie was long rumored to be a Spartan and that started to pick up some steam in recent weeks. He stated that he felt comfortable with the MSU staff and he loves what Tom Izzo has done with the program, making it into a consistent winner.

Not only did Christie, the No. 1 shooting guard in the 2021 class, have glowing remarks for Izzo and the MSU program, but he stated that if he was presented with a G-League opportunity before he stepped foot on campus, he’d probably have to decline. He said he wants to attend college and he’s “100 percent committed” to Michigan State.

An epic run for Izzo, Michigan State basketball

After landing the No. 1 recruit in the country last week, how could things possibly get any better for Izzo and the Spartans? How about landing the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 13 overall prospect in the upcoming 2021 class to complement Pierre Brooks? Not too shabby.

Brooks committed back in April and now Izzo has landed back-to-back five-star prospects in consecutive weeks with rumors swirling of Karim Mane and Jaden Akins leaning green.

This epic run may not yet be over, but this goes to show Izzo is rejuvenated and he’s going to push for that second national title as much as he can. This is arguably the best he’s ever recruited and it seems as if he’s only getting stronger.

Christie is going to have an immediate impact in 2021 and if Bates reclassifies and joins him, they might be the best one-two scoring punch in college basketball.

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