Let’s assume Enoch Boakye reclassifies and joins the Michigan State basketball’s 2021-22 team. What could a future starting five with him look like?
Once again, Michigan State landed a five-star prospect as Canadian center Enoch Boakye committed to the Spartans on Tuesday afternoon.
The rich continue to get richer. He is the third five-star prospect to commit to Michigan State over the past month. He’s technically part of the Spartans’ 2022 class with Emoni Bates, but there’s a good chance that both guys will reclassify to 2021 and join an absolutely loaded roster.
Assuming he reclassifies to 2021, let’s take a look at what a starting five with him would look like to kick off the 2021-22 season.
- Marcus Bingham Jr.
- Gabe Brown
- Mady Sissoko
- AJ Hoggard
- Pierre Brooks
- Jaden Akins
- Malik Hall
- Julius Marble
- Thomas Kithier
- Foster Loyer
The bench will have plenty of talent and some would argue that a couple of these guys deserve to be in the starting lineup and they very well could be.
Someone like Mady Sissoko could find himself in the NBA after a season if he develops quickly and Xavier Tillman goes pro. However, he could also be a raw talent and Izzo could decide that Boakye would be a better fit in the starting five. Heck, both guys could see the floor in the post at the same time which would be a nightmare for opposing offenses.
Gabe Brown and Marcus Bingham Jr. could also take that next step and crack the starting five as could a guy like Malik Hall.
Could someone transfer before the 2021-22 season? Sure, but we’re not going to speculate that right now. That makes this team legitimately 12-15 guys deep. It won’t end up this way, but for right now, the Spartans have 15 scholarship guys for 2021 if Emoni Bates and Boakye reclassify.