Michigan State Basketball: 4-star Jaden Akins completes dream 2021 class

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Four-star point guard Jaden Akins made it official on Thursday, committing to Michigan State basketball and capping off a dream class.

It’s been almost a perfect summer in the recruiting landscape for Tom Izzo and Michigan State as it was kicked off in late-spring by Pierre Brooks and capped off by Jaden Akins on Thursday.

This epic recruiting run was probably fueled by a commitment from No. 1 player in the nation Emoni Bates which was completely unexpected. He went on Sportscenter to announce his committed to MSU, shocking everyone who assumed he wouldn’t even think about playing college basketball.

Then, five-star shooting guard Max Christie jumped on board a week later, stating that he would love to play with Bates but it all depends on a reclassification from the nation’s top recruit.

Shortly after Christie’s commitment, Canada’s top overall prospect and No. 19 player in the 2022 class Enoch Boakye committed. He also has the option to reclassify and he, too, expressed the desire to play with Bates and bring home a national title.

And then Akins capped off an incredible run and potential dream 2021 class on Thursday afternoon, ending the wait, committing to Michigan State.

People were hoping this was going to happen for weeks, but it kept getting put off until he made it official on Thursday afternoon with a commitment video.

Akins is the future point guard of the Spartans and has the ability to play the one or two spots. He has excellent handles, plus athleticism and can shoot the ball well. He has the potential to become the next great Spartan point guard and if Rocket Watts declares after his sophomore season, he could take over as the starter. However, a combo of him and Watts would be deadly.

The four-star point guard, and new high school teammate of Bates, is ranked the No. 70 player in the class and 10th-best point guard, according to the composite.

Michigan State may just have a dream-scenario class for 2021 if reclassifications do happen.

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