Michigan State Basketball: Predicting future starting 5 with Enoch Boakye

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Again, for the purposes of this post, we’re going to assume that Enoch Boakye reclassifies to 2021 along with Emoni Bates. He’s excited about the idea of playing with Bates and there’s been plenty of talk about him moving up a class — don’t expect that to happen if Emoni doesn’t.

Boakye is the top prospect from Canada in the 2022 class currently and the No. 18 overall recruit, according to 247Sports. If he moves up a class, I’d almost expect him to remain a five-star.

Standing 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, Boakye has exactly what Tom Izzo looks for in a big. He’s tough, physical and finishes strong around the rim. On the defensive end, he’s a rim protector and he runs the floor well. He fits right in with what Michigan State is all about and that’s why he felt like now was the right time to commit.

Did he commit this early because he feels like reclassifying is his best option? Maybe.

It would be one heck of a battle in 2021-22 to see who would start at the center spot between Boakye and Mady Sissoko. Those two will be problems for opponents on both ends of the floor.

Boakye rounds out what would be one heck of a starting five in East Lansing.

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