Michigan State basketball: 3 reasons 5-star C Enoch Boakye will commit

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Michigan State basketball may be close to landing one of the best centers in the country. Here’s why Enoch Boakye will be a Spartan this week.

On Tuesday, Enoch Boakye is going to make a college decision.

After virtual visits with Tom Izzo and the rest of the staff, Boakye has to feel like the best fit for him is in East Lansing. The five-star center is one of the best talents in the nation in the post and while he’s still technically in the 2022 class, he could reclassify.

Michigan State’s red-hot recruiting can be attributed to a combination of Izzo putting in the work even during a quarantine and Emoni Bates committing in late-June.

When Bates committed, the momentum was almost unstoppable. A week after the No. 1 recruit in the nation committed to MSU, the Spartans landed the No. 13 prospect in the 2021 class in Max Christie who also happens to be the No. 1 shooting guard in the country. Those two could be future teammates if Bates reclassifies, joining four-star guard Pierre Brooks.

And now there is plenty of smoke surrounding Boakye, a five-star center in the 2022 class who could also consider reclassifying.

On top of that, there’s been talk of four-star point guard Jaden Akins committing to Michigan State soon which means that this momentum is real.

Boakye is about to make his decision on Tuesday, but here’s why he’ll pick Michigan State over the likes of Arizona, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA and interest from Kentucky and Duke.