Michigan State Basketball: Top 5 early targets for 2022 recruiting class

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Kijani Wright might not be the most likely of commitments for the Spartans in the 2022 class because of his location and the fact that Tom Izzo doesn’t often recruit out west, but he offered the five-star power forward on June 26.

While being a long-shot for Michigan State, he might be the most prominent recruit on this list. He’s a five-star prospect, ranked the No. 10 overall recruit and second-best power forward in the class, according to the composite. He holds 14 offers from the likes of Kansas, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA and USC.

Standing 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, Wright just looks like a man among boys at the high school level and has plenty of muscle and would fit well in the Big Ten.

Also, Wright can stretch the floor which is a perfect fit with Michigan State and what Izzo wants to do offensively. He can step back around the 3-point line and knock down the occasional long-ball. He’s strong and can finish around the rim with no problems with his soft touch. Michigan State needs a guy who can back down and also finish with a soft touch.

Imagine Wright and Enoch Boakye in the post together. Scary.