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

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2. Michigan State will be in need of a center

Obviously Xavier Tillman won’t be around whenever Enoch Boakye gets to campus. He’s deciding on whether or not to come back for one final season at Michigan State in 2020-21 or if he should head to the NBA a year early.

So with Tillman gone, incoming freshman Mady Sissoko will be the only true center on the roster with Marcus Bingham Jr. entering his senior season in 2021-22. Depending on if Boakye reclassifies, there’s a good chance he’ll be one of two centers on the roster. Heck, there’s a decent chance Sissoko could prove himself NBA-ready and leave after his freshman or sophomore season.

In the post, there could be very little depth, depending on who the Spartans add in the 2021 or 2022 classes on top of Boakye.

The main point here is that Michigan State will need depth at center and that’s why Boakye has to feel like a real fit in East Lansing. There’s a major draw at a program that could offer immediate playing time and if Sissoko leaves early, Boakye could be the starting center.

Michigan State needs an elite big man to carry the torch from Tillman and Sissoko and that’s why Boakye feels needed most in East Lansing.