Michigan State Basketball: Pierre Brooks shoots down decommitment rumors

Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Rumors spread like wildfire on Tuesday night when four-star Michigan State basketball shooting guard commit Pierre Brooks made changes to his social media.

In the dog days of the offseason, rumors are known to spread like wildfire stemming from slight changes to a recruit’s or current player’s social media page. So when Pierre Brooks took out some Michigan State-related stuff on his Instagram page, including his commitment video, it sent fans into a panic.

Rumors of a potential decommitment picked up steam and he went from a solid member of a potential five-man super class to a free agent in the recruiting world.

Or so Michigan State fans thought.

Shortly after the rumors began to swirl, the four-star shooting guard from Detroit took to his Instagram story and posted this.

Clearly, he caught on before it was just a widely assumed notion that he left the 2021 class and it would seem like odd timing considering he just welcomed four-star point guard Jaden Akins “to the family” a few days earlier.


This just goes to show that you can’t take social media too seriously. Recruits are going to do things that will seem cryptic but actually mean nothing at all.

Brooks is the perfect fit for what Michigan State wants to do anyways as a scorer and tough defender. He’s an underrated guard from the state, ranked the No. 66 prospect in the class, according to 247Sports. The 2021 group officially has Akins, Brooks and five-star shooting guard Max Christie, but could soon be adding Emoni Bates and Enoch Boakye via reclassification.

What recruit wouldn’t want to be part of a super class like that with national title aspirations?

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