After an already horrible season, Michigan State basketball took another blow today after Enoch Boakye announced he will be decommitting.
Enoch Boakye told SI.com that he feels he wouldn’t be able to make an immediate impact in East Lansing. “Just doing a lot of research with my people and watching a lot of games, it looks like they will have a lot of guys staying. I want to go to a place where I have the opportunity to make an impact right away. That’s the No. 1 goal of mine.”
Boakye’s reasoning for his decommitment makes sense. This team has had a remarkably poor season. He feels that a lot of the players currently on the roster will still be there when he would have gotten to East Lansing, because of how poorly they have been playing. To be honest with you, I don’t blame him. I completely understand his reasoning.
This is a blow to Tom Izzo and this program. Boakye has the potential to be one of the best big men in college basketball. Not having him as a Spartan will be tough.
On the bright side of things, Izzo will (hopefully) have the No. 1 recruit in the nation at his disposal in Emoni Bates. Bates is one of the most highly sought-after recruits in recent history. We’ll never know what the one-two-punch of Bates and Boakye will look like, but I can only imagine how powerful it would have been.
Schools that have already contacted Boakye since his announcement include Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Arizona, USC, Duke, Kentucky, Washington State and Gonzaga, according to the former Michigan State commit.